In Photos: Egypt’s PM tours green development projects in Sharm El-Sheikh ahead of COP27

Nada Nader , Thursday 2 Jun 2022

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspected on Thursday various environmentally friendly development projects in Sharm El-Sheikh in preparation for Egypt hosting the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) in the Red Sea city in November.

PM Madbouly


The prime minister toured development projects at the airport, the entrance to the city from the airport, El-Salam road, and the construction sites for a number of new hotels.

The PM also toured ongoing project to develop and expand Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport.

Accompanied by a number of ministers and state officials, Madbouly also inspected two fueling stations for public buses that are under construction, the first of which is designed to charge 140 electric buses, while the second is designed to fuel 120 natural gas-operated buses.

Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir said the 100,000 square metre electric charging station will also be used for maintaining and cleaning the buses, adding that the natural gas fueling station stretches over 3,000 square metres and is located in the city’s Nabq neighborhood.

The buses are expected to be delivered on 30 September.

El-Wazir also reviewed the current plan to establish 50 new electric charging stations in different places at the city to serve private electric cars, saying that 10 stations had already been built and the rest will be to be built in collaboration with a specialised private sector company as a part of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directives to transform Sharm El-Sheikh into a green city by the start of the conference.

He also pointed out that they are coordinating with the communication ministry to set up a mobile application for these stations, in addition to providing accommodations to bus drivers and placing road signs directing drivers from hotels to the COP27 halls.

The transport minister stressed that the construction work is being carried out around the clock in anticipation of COP27.

In late May, South Sinai governorate announced that 27 national projects will be finalised in Sharm El-Sheikh ahead of COP27, including the construction of a flyover on the Middle Road (King Salman Road), five axes linking El-Salam Road with the Middle Road and the Ring Road.

The projects also include the construction of three solar power plants, an environmentally-friendly municipality building, central park, mall, and the bank complex in El-Nour district.

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