Environment Minister inspects industrial facilities in 6th of October City

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Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has inspected several industrial facilities in 6th of October City.

The inspection tour included the Tenth of Ramadan for Pharmaceutical Industries and Diagnostic Reagents (Rameda), where Fouad inaugurated a new high-efficiency water treatment plant. 

The Minister explained that the company has rationalized water consumption by reusing treated water, as an industrial wastewater treatment plant has been established with a design capacity of 700 cubic metres per day, and a sewage plant with a capacity of up to 100 cubic metres per day, where treated water is used to irrigate trees and green spaces inside and outside the company, which led to a 66% reduction in pollution loads.

The Minister of Environment added that the company used natural gas as an alternative fuel to diesel, which led to a reduction in emissions, with a reason ranging between 75-99%, in addition to the economic return from replacing environmentally friendly fuels. The company’s environmental measures contributed to reducing the carbon load by 32 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year

She further noted that markets around the world are witnessing many rapid developments, as they are moving towards achieving their development goals in a more sustainable manner and enhancing their ability to face the various challenges posed by climate change. 

Amr Morsi, the Managing Director of Rameda, stressed the company’s understanding of the responsibility it bears to align its operations with the best standards of sustainability that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of these operations and maximizing the positive impact on the environment, as the company continues to focus on inculcating sustainability practices in its operations driven by its commitment for conservation of natural resources by reducing waste and reducing harmful emissions.

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