The Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, discussed on Tuesday the issue of waste management with the Minister of Local Development, Mahmoud Shaarawi.
During the meeting, the two ministers agreed to continue coordination between the two ministries in implementing the new waste management system, especially with regard to the role of the ministry of local development in implementing the necessary infrastructure in the governorates.
Fuad explained that the two sides agreed on the implementation of projects in communities most affected by climate change, which will provide new employment opportunities for young people, support recycling and waste management and raise awareness of children and young people of good practices for the preservation of the environment.
For his part, the minister of local development stressed the importance of educating civil society about the new waste system and its different phases and presenting the success stories of different youth in the waste recycling field.
He pointed out that the implementation of this new system depends on the concerted efforts between the state and citizens and civil society organisations.
The minister stressed the need to support all community initiatives in this field, including the “board of directors of the street” Initiative, and “your voice” Initiative and “together we’ll grow” Initiative, stressing the importance of the positive role of citizens in the application of the new cleanliness system to ensure their success and sustainability.