In Photos: PM Madbouly inspects final preparations for COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh

MENA , Ahram Online , Tuesday 1 Nov 2022

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspected the final preparations for the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP27), which set to take place 6-18 November in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh in south Sinai.



A cabinet statement said that Madbouly was keen on following up all projects aiming to turn Sharm El-Sheikh into a green city ahead of the conference.

Madbouly was accompanied during his inspection tour by Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad and the Governor of South Sinai Khaled Fouda.

The prime minister toured the ongoing development work of the 40,000 square metre Peace Square. 

A host of activities are scheduled to take place in the square during the COP27, Governor Fouda said.

Egypt seeks to develop the square, which comprises a promenade and a theatre, into a tourist destination in the popular seaside resort, the governor added.

Madbouly inspected final renovations at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, including runways, passages, arrival and departure halls, and VIP halls.

More than 35,000 have registered so far on the COP27 website to attend the conference.

The prime minister urged staff to maintain all utilities and service areas at the airport, stressing the importance of providing a good reception to the city's visitors.

Madbouly also inspected preparations at the Green Zone near the International Convention Centre that will host the climate conference's activities.

Minister Fouad pointed out that infrastructure and logistical services in the area include water, sanitation, electricity and internet.

She also the keenness of the Egyptian state to expand the participation of local and international NGOs in the conference.

Fouad added that a number of NGOs are set to participate in the Egyptian pavilion inside the Blue Zone and the Green Zone.

This will include a program by the Ministry of Social Solidarity to discuss issues of interest to civil society.

The Green Zone will also include areas for showcasing stories of the Egyptian government’s successful climate actions.

These will include areas for non-commercial activities and fairs related to climate work in addition to areas for cultural activities.

It will also include zones for establishing activities to raise the awareness with the risks of climate change.

Madbouly also inspected medical facilities that have been equiped with the latest technologies to serve COP27 participants

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