The minister said the meeting aims at reviewing mechanisms of financing the first stage of the project to be carried out in seven governorates and necessary guarantees that will be offered to investors in this regard.
The financial allocations required to implement the infrastructure for the new waste system were made available in the current fiscal year.
El-Said explained that the protocol aims for collecting a large set of data on the environmental sector.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad called the international community on Wednesday to secure a balanced and fair financing mechanism to stop the use of single-used plastic
The next stages of the Red Sea Clean Reefs Campaign will be carried out on a larger scale.
Assar reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Military Production to qualify recycling factories in a number of governorates to improve the cleaning level for the interest of the citizens.
The used gloves and face mask should be washed with water and soap for 20 seconds, and then be cut into small parts.
The move was made through the National Solid Waste Management Program (NSWMP)
The waste is collected from vacant areas in the northern area of the city, estimated at more than 5 million cubic meters.
Fouad added that the system will be implemented through two applications: One for the government and concerned bodies, and another for the citizens and civil society.
The budget allocated to the unit is €481 million funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The Ministry of Military Production and the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) will be part of the solid waste recycling system scheduled to be introduced this year and finalized in 2023.
The plan consists of three main programs.
Ministers Amr Nassar of Trade and Yasmine Fouad of Environment and Italian Ambassador in Cairo Giampaolo Cantini will inaugurate the two-day event.
Egypt imported garbage for LE 5 billion from January 1 to April 30, which marks a 20 percent increase compared to the same period in 2017.
Investment contracts were signed in Port Said totaling LE 1.6 billion in eight months, creating 6,000 new job opportunities.