CAIRO - 28 December 2022: Egypt seeks to localize green industries, based on the outputs and gains of the climate summit that Egypt hosted last month, as it came out with recommendations for implementing an integrated program to convert waste into electric energy, including the waste-to-electricity plant project in Abu Rawash.
Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Egyptian Minister of Environment confirmed that the project for converting waste into electric energy in Abu Rawash is carried out in coordination between 4 ministries, including Environment, Local Development, Electricity and Military Production, and is being established in Abu Rawash, Giza Governorate, on an area of approximately 12 acres.
The Minister of the Environment stated that the waste-to-electricity plant project in Abu Rawash aims to treat 1,200 tons per day of municipal solid waste to produce 30 megawatt-hours, and to achieve an economic return from the waste recycling process.
In the same context, Dr. Tariq Al-Arabi, head of the Waste Regulatory and Management Authority, said that the waste-to-electricity conversion plant project in Abu Rawash is part of the transfer of modern technologies in the fields of manufacturing, seeking to deepen local manufacturing, increase added value and reduce imports, in addition to providing foreign currency to enhance The national economy, which aims to create a healthy and clean environment and achieve an economic return.
Al-Arabi indicated that the waste-to-electricity plant project in Abu Rawash helps reduce the amount of waste that is buried in sanitary landfills, in addition to providing land areas that are allocated for the establishment of sanitary landfills, and avoid accumulations within the governorates, which cause environmental damage and waste. emissions.
Dr. Ali Abu Sunna, head of the Environmental Affairs Agency, confirmed that the Abu Rawash station project is one of the projects that opened the way for private investors from all over Egypt to invest, as one of the companies presented the technical study on the technology used in the project, the waste-to-electricity conversion station.
Abu Sunna indicated that the Giza Governorate is currently working on completing the necessary licenses for the land on which the project will be built.
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