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Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad inaugurates solar power plant at Cairo Airport

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EgyptThe Environment Minister, Yasmin Fouad and Minister of Civil Aviation, Muhammad Abbas, have recently inaugurated a new solar power plant at Cairo International Airport, Egypt.

As per the recent updates, Minister Yasmin Fouad has stated that the newly opened station is one of the national contributions to addressing the climate change effects according to the National Strategy 2050 and the successes of the COP27 Climate Conference.

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On the other hand, The Civil Aviation Minister, Muhammad Abbas, noted that this would be considered a new step taken towards a strategic plan to expand the use of new and renewable energy in the aviation sector to support the transition to new and renewable energy in the aviation sector and counter the effects of climate changes.

The reports have stated that the station was implemented in a multi-storey garage at Cairo Airport. This comes in the framework of the coordination between the ministries of environment and civil aviation to support environmental work in implementing the Egyptian state’s plan to reduce pollution rates.  

During the opening ceremony, several top officials were present, including Mr Alessandro Fraxetti, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program, Engineer. Yahya Zakaria, Head of Egypt’s Aviation Company, Accountant Magda Isaac, Head of Cairo Air Port Company.

Along with Dr Mohamed Bayoumi, Assistant Resident Actor of the United Nations Program, Dr Hind Farouh, National Solar Cell System Project Manager, and Dr Amira Al-Sayed Sheon, Advisor Environment and climate change by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and several leaders of the two ministries.

On her part, the Minister of Environment, Dr Yasmin Fouad, has confirmed that the station at Cairo Airport comes under the efforts of the National Small Solar Cell Systems Project connected to the Egypt-PV network, implemented by the Industry Renewal Center in partnership with the United Nations Development Program and funded by the World Environment Facility and the Ministry of Environment.

“The works have been completed Supply, implementation and operation of a solar cell plant at Cairo International Airport within the framework of the protocol of cooperation between both the Ministries of the Environment and Civil Aviation represented at Cairo Air Port Company”, Minister Fouad added.

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Furthermore, authorities have shared the dynamics of the solar plant as its total capacity is measured at 300 kWh/h and produces 495 MW/h per year. 

The Environment Minister explained that it helps reduce CO2 emissions to 222.75 tons/year as one of the national contributions to addressing the impacts of climate change under the National Climate Change Strategy 2050 and the report of nationally determined contributions and complementary conference successes CLIMATE COP27.

On its part, the team, Mohammed Abbas, Minister of Civil Aviation, welcomed Dr Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment and UN Development Program representative, valuing cooperation. 

He noted that the opening of the solar power plant with a multi-storey garage at Cairo International Airport comes in light of the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s strategy to use new and renewable energy and reduce environmental pollution.

In the end, 141 solar plants have been installed in 17 governorates across the Republic with a capacity of 18-megawatt, said Dr Hind Farooh, the National Project Director for Solar Cell Systems Project.

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