In statements on Thursday, the minister added that the project gives a big push to national efforts to stop air pollutant emissions, global warming and improve solid waste management in Egypt to reach the sustainable development goals and also to protect citizens’ health and maintain natural resources.

The ministry had exerted great efforts to prepare this project after directives from the political leadership in order to develop the environment sector in Egypt, the minister said.

She also hailed the partnership between Egypt and the WB to guarantee a healthier future to children and youth. She also hailed cooperation and coordination among the ministries of international cooperation, local development and transportation as well as governorates of Cairo, Giza and Qalubiya in this regard.