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Ministerial meeting reviews progress on solid waste management system

Eight companies selected to begin work in eight governorates with investments of $385m

A high-level ministerial meeting took place, on Saturdy, to review the latest developments related to the solid waste management system.

The virtual meeting was attended by Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, along with Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said, and Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi.

The review looked at developments in the system regarding infrastructure, employment, and institutional support programmes.

Fouad addressed those elements of the system that have already been implemented, in addition to the work currently in progress. The review also looked at the roles and responsibilities of each party, to identify the strengths and challenges facing the system’s implementation.

She noted that her ministry is in charge of planning the system, whilst providing technical support to review and approve the technical designs of the infrastructure and follow up on the implementation.

In the current fiscal year (FY) of 2020/21, the system aims to establish nine fixed intermediate stations in six governorates, in addition to completing the cemetery infrastructure in three governorates, according to Fouad. 

Fouad further pointed out that 80% of the infrastructure for Cairo governorate’s waste system has been completed, including intermediate stations and factories. The private sector is playing role in the part of recycling and the implementation of treatment plants to convert waste to energy. 

Eight companies were selected to begin work relating to solid waste management in eight governorates with investments worth $385m.

Topics: solid waste

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