China has pledged a grant of $ 3 million to finance new and renewable energy equipment in Egypt as part of a cooperation deal signed with Cairo, Environment Minister Khalid Fahmy said.
In statements on Friday 22/1/2016, the minister said that the deal includes ways to get rid of agricultural waste, as China owns modern technology to deal with rice straw residues, industrial pollution along with experience in the coal field.
The Minister made clear that the agricultural waste in Egypt is estimated at 33 million tons, which represents half of Egypt's total waste reaching 70 million tons. He added that the agricultural waste has an economic value that can be exploited as a source of power.
Minister Fahmy noted that new garbage collecting system was applied in Alexandria, Giza and Ismailia, the minister said.
As many as 66 garbage recycling factories have been approved, he explained.