Egypt, WB seek cooperation in solid waste recycling


Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 12:41 GMT

The World Bank building- Wikimedia Commons/ AgnosticPreachersKid

The World Bank building- Wikimedia Commons/ AgnosticPreachersKid

CAIRO - 28 November 2018: The Ministry of Environment organized on Wednesday a round table meeting on cooperation between the Egyptian government and the World Bank (WB) in the sector of recycling solid waste.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Sharawy and Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat along with a WB delegation.

The two sides discussed suitable measures to overcome the problem of solid waste in Egypt and to minimize air pollution, said Fouad in press statements.

She added that the issue is of priority to the political leadership in Egypt.

Also, Sharawy underlined the importance of benefiting from the WB in financing the system of solid waste management in Egypt.

Arafat said that there is a plan for minimizing carbon emissions from transportation means.



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