Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has met with representatives of the UAE company, Bee’ah, to address cleaning and waste management services provided by the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) company.
At the meeting, General Adel Al-Zumaiti, Director General of Services at ACUD, presented a review of the company’s business plan at the New Administrative Capital (NAC), and proposals to expand work nationwide.
During the meeting, the company officials reviewed its previous experiences in the field of waste management in the UAE. They also reviewed their work plan at the NAC, to carry out cleaning work and manage the municipal waste system, from collecting, transporting, cleaning streets, recycling and treatment.
For her part, Fouad expressed her wishes for the company to succeed in its mission of managing the waste system in the NAC.
“We aim to reach 80% of waste recycling in Egypt and make better use of it,” she said.
Fouad emphasised the willingness of her ministry’s Waste Management Regulatory Authority (WMRA) to provide the necessary technical support, especially in organising awareness campaigns on waste management within the national campaign in this regard.
The campaigns aim to raise awareness of the new waste management system, in addition to the possibility of benefiting from the company’s experience in the ACUD. These would be applied in other governorates after the end of the infrastructure work for the waste system.
The minister also pointed to the possibility of cooperation as part of the strategy of managing demolition and construction waste in Egypt, which is currently being prepared by the Ministry of Environment.
Moreover, Al-Zumaiti noted that Bee’ah started its work in March 2021, and has supplied a large part of the equipment and cars for the collection and street cleaning operations.
An area of 305 acres was allocated on the Cairo-Suez road, about 16 km from the NAC, for sanitary burying and treatment operations, and an area of 3.5 acres inside the NAC was allocated to the Bee’ah Company as administrative facilities and intermediate stations.