Environment Minister highlights plastic pollution problem in Mediterranean

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Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad participated in the international conference of the research project “TuoMali 2022”, which is organized by the Arab Maritime Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

This conference is one of the outputs of the research project “TuoMali”, which is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and in partnership with the Arab Maritime Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, and also with the University of Rostock, Germany and a number of scientific and research bodies in the Mediterranean region.

In her speech, Fouad stressed that the importance of the project lies in focusing on the sustainable management of waste in the tourism sector to protect marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean. 

Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and Local Development participate in the project in addition to the private sector, represented by the hotel sector as well as associations, and non-governmental organizations, and local communities. 

The Minister of Environment explained that this project comes at a vital time, during Egypt’s hosting of the COP27, as well as the importance of the technical issue, which deals with the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea with marine waste, especially plastic waste.

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