Methane gas taken from organic waste in villages will provide an alternative to butane gas in a new project announced by Local Development Minister Major General Adel Labib.
The project was initially implemented in the Ahwa and al-Waqf villages in Beni Suef in June, Labib added in a press statement Monday.
This move will significantly help in getting rid of organic waste and solving the problem of sewege and contaminated groundwater in villages, as well as provide an alternative to butane gas, he said.
The project can also serve as a rudimentary treatment of sewage water, which will reduce the load on sewage plants, he added.
Labib also announced that land has been allocated to establish various projects in five governorates: South Sinai, Beheira, New Valley, Qena and Luxor.
A plot of land on an area of 6,000 square meters in the city of Mount Sinai, South Sinai, has been allocated for the establishment of a school, Labib mentioned. Another plot of 1,000 square meters will be used by the Social Solidarity Ministry in al-Ramla village.
Nine hundred and seventy-five square meters in the city of Dahab will function as a service center for workers in the Gulf of Aqaba and another plot of 4,000 square meters in the city of Ras Sidr has been allocated to the Education Ministry, according to Labib.
A piece a land consisting of 750 square meters in Sharm el-Sheikh will be used by the Health Ministry to establish a regional center for blood transfusion services, Labib mentioned.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm