Egypt: Minister Yasmin Fouad discusses policies to convert waste into electricity in Giza

Egypt: The Minister of Environment, Yasmin Fouad, has recently shared that the environment ministry is directing its focus on the latest information and findings on the implementation of the first project to convert waste into electricity for the Governorate of Giza, Egypt.

Egypt: Minister Yasmin Fouad discusses policies to convert waste into electricity in Giza (image credits Facebook)
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Egypt: The Minister of Environment, Yasmin Fouad, has recently shared that the environment ministry is directing its focus on the latest information and findings on the implementation of the first project to convert waste into electricity for the Governorate of Giza, Egypt.

As per the recent updates, the update was shared on the official social media handle of the Environment Ministry, where Minister Yasmin Fouad took it to convey that ‘The project is a leading experience for Egypt in the field of converting solid waste to electricity with green investments up to $ 30 million”.

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As per the sources, Yasmin Fouad, the Minister of the Environment, chaired and conducted a sitting of the Committee on the Implementation of Solid Waste to Electric Energy Project in Giza. 

In addition, the meeting conducted by Yasmin Fouad was accompanied by Tariq Al-Arabi, Head of the Waste Management Organization, and representatives of the Ministries of Local Development, Electricity, Energy and Giza Governorate, within a series of Meetings aimed at agreeing on the procedures of implementing the project to start it speedily.

During the meeting, the ministers and other government parties discussed several frameworks and blueprints to follow to achieve the goal in this field. The introduced project came within the pathway of the state’s efforts and hard quest to localize Green Industries.

The main focus was to implement an integrated program to achieve the results of generating electricity from waste. The project includes the waste-to-electricity in Borwash, which falls under the golden license projects by investment Arat up to $ 30 million.

As a result, the project is expected to contribute to the reduction of waste It is being finalized with self-useable power production to the station and to the grid, which is expected to produce 20 MW/H.

On her part, Minister Yasmin Fouad explained that the project’s implementation and being in motion would be a leading experience for Egypt’s expansion in converting solid waste into electrical energy. 

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The feat will also assist the nation in achieving an economic return from waste recycling, contributing to reducing emissions caused by waste, which contributes to the severity of global warming.

Furthermore, Minister of Environment Fouad pointed out that until the waste management file is on the agenda of a conference, Egypt’s recent COP27 (Conference of Parties) climate has been one of the most significant achievements.

She further highlighted the importance of recycling waste to decrease the effects of climate change, and the Waste Initiative 2 by 2020 was launched for Africa.

Moreover, the process of the implementation was then explained during the meeting, where Yasmin Fouad stated that when the project is in motion, it comes under the protocol between the Ministries of Environment and Local Development, Giza Governorate, the National War Production Authority (NB) and Green Tech).

Over and above all, the Ministry of Environment confirmed that the Cabinet’s decision last December to form a committee of experts includes technical, financial and legal elements from all ministries and agencies.

Following the end of the meeting, it was reported that the Cabinet’s decision is headed and led by a representative from the Ministry of the Environment and a member of representatives from the Electricity Ministries and Renewable Energy and,

Local Development, Military Production), the head of the Electricity Annexation and Consumer Protection Regulator, and the chair of the Waste Management Regulator.

In the end, Minister Yasmin Fouad concluded that the necessity to reach agreements to expedite the completion of the contract phase to start the actual implementation stages is directed to complete on time,

where the feasibility of the project was studied, the environmental impact assessment, the issuance of environmental approval, the preparation of the station’s initial design and the sample analysis were done. For waste around the site.

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