Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad announced the signing of a contract with an alliance between Beeah Group and Green Planet Company to provide solid waste collection, transportation, street cleaning, and public utilities services in the neighbourhoods of Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai.
Fouad explained that the 10-year contract reflects a model of Egyptian-Emirati cooperation in highlighting the role of rational waste management in reducing a major influence in the increasing effects of climate change, as it is the first time in climate conferences that waste management is highlighted as a major component.
All equipment used in the system will work with electricity and solar energy, including cars, and the system will depend on the local bedouin population of the city for a large part of the workforce responsible for managing the system.
The agreement will not be limited to the work of collection, transport and cleaning, but it includes the aspect of awareness, training and community participation through educational and awareness programs.
It also sheds light on the importance of waste as a basic resource that can be used to achieve sustainable development, and the mechanisms for implementing segregation from the source for all groups, from school children and city residents to the participants in COP27.
The Minister of Environment stressed the company’s use of the intelligent operations management system to be one of the best digital platforms designed for information management purposes to support all our operations and to ensure the highest quality of resource allocation, incident response and reporting.
Fouad pointed out that the company has developed a strategy to increase the percentage of waste recycling, relying on the application of all distinguished means to improve separation processes at the source, awareness, training and community participation.