Egypt's Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy, State Minister of Military Production Mohamed Saeed El-Assar and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad witnessed the inking of a cooperation protocol between Cairo and Qalioubiya governorates on benefiting from the El-Salam factory for treating solid waste, which is expected to recycle 14,000 tonnes daily.
The protocol was signed by Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal and Qalioubiya Governor Alaa Abdel-Halim.
This came within the framework of government efforts to quickly apply a new national solid waste treatment system to achieve a quantum leap in sanitation in the governorates.
Meanwhile, Shaarawy said that the El-Salam factory will recycle 1,000 tonnes of waste daily for Qalioubiya and 4,000 tonnes daily for Cairo.
Assar said that the first stage of implementing the system will focus on the infrastructure, asserting the keenness of the Ministry of Military Production on directing all the manufacturing, technical, technological and human potentials available in its affiliated companies and units to participate in carrying out development projects nationwide.
He promised that the state will always be firmly committed to meeting the different needs of citizens.
Meanwhile, Fouad said that the protocol aims at increasing the efficiency of the El-Salam factory to benefit both governorates.