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.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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