Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr held a joint meeting with Minister of Environment Yasmine Found and World Bank (WB) mission representatives headed by Kreg Misnert, first economic environmental specialist at the WB, in the presence of Dahlia Lotayef, lead environmental specialist in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the WB Group.
The meeting discussed the WB’s providing new technical support for Environment Ministry in fields of controlling pollution and environment health, according to a Saturday ministerial statement, adding that both sides exposed the initial results of using sustainable transportation and air quality study.
Governmental and the WB sides discussed boosting cooperation in frame work of controlling pollution and environment health, which is considered an international programme, including some countries aiming at setting a strategy for air quality.
Sides also discussed the initial outputs for economic assessment study that results of environmental declination and water, air pollution, said the statement noting that both sides also discussed a MoU about controlling pollution and environmental health, where the WB provides analysis facilities of air pollution for Environment Affairs Authority to implement such policies.
Nasr affirmed the importance of the WB’s aids for Egypt in the field of environment, praising the joint environmental cooperation.
Fouad said that environmental studies help the ministry to set suitable implementable policies, which will reflect on environment quality then improve quality of lives.
During the meeting, both sides exposed the proposed policies that are related to improvement air quality programme.
The WB representative affirmed the bank’s interest for supporting the projects that improve lives of citizens, noting that the WB is keen on supporting Egypt in environmental affairs in the next period.