21 January 2013

Egypt, Germany Ink Cooperation Agreement in Solid Waste Management

Egyptian Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy attended the signing ceremony of an agreement between his ministry and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) to activate a national program for solid waste management.

Local Development Minister Mohamed Ali Beshr, Qena Governor Adel Labib, Assiut Governor Yehia Keshk, presidential advisor for environment affairs Khaled Alameldin and German ambassador in Cairo Michael Bock attended the ceremony.

The program is expected to attract investments in the solid waste management field to Egypt as well as providing jobs and improving services of waste management.

Fahmy asserted that the program will be funded with 51 million euros from several bodies like the European Union, German Bank, GIZ.

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