Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid in a field visit – File Photo
CAIRO – 5 October 2017: The cabinet has allocated LE 300 million ($17 million) for the new waste collection system; for purchasing necessary gear and paying the wages of the additional labor, Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid said on Thursday.
The new model will consist of using workers to collect garbage door to door, and will cancel garbage bins from streets to prevent garbage collectors from sorting waste in the streets, which was the old model of dealing with waste.
The new system was put into effect a month ago in Maadi, following the completion of contracts with foreign companies, and was successful in ending waste accumulation in the area’s streets.
The governor affirmed that the new system will be implemented all over Cairo gradually after the completion date of the current contracts with foreign companies in each neighborhood, announcing that the next area where the new system will be introduced in is Tora.