PM Mostafa Madbouly follows up preparations for Egypt hosting of COP27



Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 01:25 GMT


Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 01:25 GMT

CAIRO - 7 July 2022: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly presided over a meeting Thursday to follow up on preparations for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad said the meeting took up a number of initiatives expected to figure high on COP27 agenda, along with ongoing preparations by concerned ministries for the gathering.

The prime minister stressed keenness on being posted on the latest updates regarding COP27 preparations, with a view to rendering the event a success, the spokesman said.

Meantime, the meeting tackled ongoing contacts with giant national and foreign companies interested in sponsoring the conference, he added.

Also during meeting with Electricity and New and Renewable Energy Minister Mohamed Shaker, Madbouly affirmed the Egyptian State's keenness to increase reliance on renewable energy, especially wind power, in electricity generation and water desalination, as well as benefiting from green hydrogen as a source of clean energy.

This came to follow up on the implementation of a number of projects in this vital sector.

Nader Saad said the meeting tackled the executive status of a number of projects in the field of clean energy and coordination with the UAE on a wind farm project with a capacity of 10 gigawatts whose deal is expected to be inked following Eidul Adha holiday.

The meeting also took up studies on green hydrogen projects and progress in the implementation of the Dabaa nuclear power plant.




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