Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad held a meeting with officials of the Sixth of October Investors Association to discuss the problems and challenges facing the city and avenues of cooperation to overcome them.
In a statement, Fouad explained that the meeting dealt with the proposal of the Sixth of October Investors Association to launch an initiative to plant 5m trees in the new cities of western Giza, which include Sheikh Zayed, Sphinx, New Sixth of October, Sixth of October, and Sixth of October Gardens, in addition to the industrial areas.
The minister also directed the formation of a committee from the Ministries of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Environment, and Water Resources and Irrigation; the Urban Communities Authority; and representatives of the association and civil society to conduct an on-the-ground inspection to determine the required needs and what each party can provide.
The committee’s mission shall also include studying the quantity of trees required for cultivation, the types of trees planted, and the source of irrigation that will be used according to each region, along with a full vision for the implementation of this initiative.
She stressed the importance of the participation of universities, schools, youth centres, and the private sector in the initiative.
The meeting also dealt with the problems of solid waste in the industrial zone, demolition, and construction waste.
Furthermore, the meeting discussed the possibility of using solar panels in industrial facilities in the zone, with Fouad vowing to provide technical support and cooperate with the association in this field in terms of offering and contracting procedures and conducting feasibility studies.