New waste management system needs cooperation at all levels: Environment minister

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Dec 2019

Environment minister Yasmine Fouad
A file photo of Egypt's Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during UN Biodiversity Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, 13 November 2018 (Photo courtesy Ministry of Environment official Facebook Page)

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad participated Saturday in a workshop organized by the Ministry of Local Development on December 7-8 for newly appointed governors, where she reviewed the state's new Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) system. 

Outlining the system's implementation phases, Fouad touched upon its executive plan, which falls under the third phase and seeks to raise citizens' awareness of the new system and promote community engagement.

The minister noted that the new system is an national project requiring cooperation and coordination at all levels.

She also shed light on the efforts exerted by the local development ministry to carry out the first phase, which focused on preparing necessary infrastructure.

The governors of Gharbiya, Sohag, Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh, Qena, Ismailia, Aswan, Red Sea, Menoufiya, Beni Suef, Minya and Dakahliya attended the session. 

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