Environment min., WB discuss new climate change project in Cairo

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Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 09:36 GMT

Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad met on Wednesday with officials from the World Bank to discuss preparing a project on climate change and air pollution control in Greater Cairo - Courtesy of the Environment Ministry

Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad met on Wednesday with officials from the World Bank to discuss preparing a project on climate change and air pollution control in Greater Cairo - Courtesy of the Environment Ministry

CAIRO – 26 December 2019: Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad met on Wednesday with officials from the World Bank to discuss preparing a project on climate change and air pollution control in Greater Cairo.

Governor of Qalubiya Abdel Hamid el Hagan, representatives of the ministries of local development, international cooperation and head of the Public Transport Authority attended the meeting.

During the meeting, Fouad asserted that the project is strategic and vital as it comes in line with the State's policy to take an action regarding the problem of solid waste management especially in Greater Cairo.

"The project will work on establishing an integrated efficient infrastructure and a sound operation system to settle Greater Cairo's environmental problems," Fouad added.

The minister also noted that the project is important as it will support the State's policy to transform into the electric transport system to reduce air pollution. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the UN Development Program.

Earlier in December, Fouad said that "the Africa we want" can be reached only via strong and promising youth aware of the importance of the environment.

During her speech at the "Africa Day" session in the UN Climate Change Conference, she said that youth are the real hope for all the states of Africa.

Fouad underlined Egypt's pioneering role in Africa via the initiatives launched in the field of renewable energy and the initiative of adaptation in Africa which was launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

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