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  • Thursday ,01 August 2019
العربية

Egypt considers transforming Sharm el Sheikh into green eco friendly city

by Al masry al youm

Technology

00:08

Thursday ,01 August 2019

Egypt considers transforming Sharm el Sheikh into green eco friendly city

Egypt s Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad met on Tuesday the Governor of South Sinai Khaled Foda to discuss the ministry s plan to develop South Sinai s nature reserves, especially the Blue Hole and Ras Abu Galoum protectorates.

Fouad said that the ministry supports the governorate s initiative to transform Sharm el-Sheikh into a sustainable, green, eco-friendly city in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). She also affirmed the ministry s support for the governorate initiative to transform Gharqana village in Napq Protected area into the eco-friendly village.

Back in 2018, the projects spearheaded to make Sharm el-Sheikh a green city included waste recycling, the use of environmentally friendly technology for renewable energies, and the reuse of water. The budget for the project was US$5 million provided by UNDP.