Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met on Wednesday with Governor of South Sinai Khaled Fouda and Deputy Governor Enas Samir to follow up on the preparations for Sharm El-Sheikh to host the UN’s Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27).
During the meeting, Madbouly reiterated the importance of continuously following up on the projects being implemented within the framework of Sharm El-Sheikh’s preparations to host the conference and to provide the necessary requirements for the implementation of these projects.
He explained that these projects would contribute to the emergence of the city and reflect Egypt’s ability and capabilities to organise such global events and activities.
For his part, Fouda presented a review of a number of projects being implemented in the city, noting that with regard to solar energy projects, two plots of land have been allocated for the implementation of two solar power stations, in addition to the station that will be implemented in the Nabq tourism sector, and the other station that already exists.
He explained that there will be a total of four solar power plants in the city with a total capacity of 20 megawatts, with more stations expected to be established in the coming period to cover the city by 160 megawatts.
The governor noted that the efforts to expand the establishment of solar energy plants also included the establishment of a station on the top of the Sharm El-Sheikh City Council building, which is scheduled to be completed soon, pointing out the efforts of cooperation and coordination with the Ministries of Environment and Tourism and Antiquities.
According to Fouda, the city of Sharm El-Sheikh will be rehabilitated to receive electric cars by providing all gas stations in the city with electric car charging units and locating them on a digital map via geographic information systems, in addition to providing parking lots and buses operating in the city as well as hotel garages with charging units.
The projects also includes the establishment of the central park in Sharm El-Sheikh, safari-related projects, the establishment of a Bedouin heritage village in the Al-Hajn area, as well as the implementation of projects to activate the visual identity of the city.