26 April 2013

Egypt: 20, 000 Jobs in Medicinal Plants Protection Project

Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Khaled Fahmi lauded a project to protect medicinal plants at St. Catherine Protectorate. He announced launching a national strategy for medicinal plants protection that will provided nearly 20 thousand job opportunities.

The project is implemented by the ministry in cooperation with the Global Environment Facility and the UN Development Program.

The project achieved tangible results through applying an integrated system for sustainable protection and use of medicinal plants, the minister said Thursday 25/04/2013 during a workshop at the project site in St. Catherine in South Sinai.

The project helped to increase the cultivation of these kinds of endangered plants as well as carrying out a number of programs and activities which contribute to end threats to these precious plants, the minister added.

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