Minister of Local development discusses waste management
Minister of military production, Dr. Mohamed El-Asar has held a meeting with Major General, Mahmoud Sharawy, minister of local development and Dr. Yasmeen Foua’d, minister of environment to discuss the implementation of a comprehensive system for waste management. This comes in accordance with president El-Sisi direction in making use of the German technology and expertise in the field of waste management. Minister El-Asar has said that the ministry has established around 68 factories since 1995 for waste management and as part of the ministry’s current policy in raising the capabilities of its factories and making use of modern technology with the support of international companies and in specific, the German technology in the field of waste management.
Dr. Yasmeen Fouad, minister of environment insisted on the ministry of military production ability to make use of the German technology in the field of waste management and to transfer such technology to the national factories. She also added that her ministry is putting a plan in cooperation with the ministers of local development and military production to implement an effective system for waste management.
In addition, General Mahmoud Sharawy, minister of local development has referred to the long expertise of factories established by the ministry of military production and their unique capabilities which would raise the potential of making use of the German technology in the field of waste management. General Sharawy further hinted to the importance of introducing new production lines, manufacturing of modern equipment with the support of German companies, and continuing of infrastructure projects as building intermediary stations for waste management and solid waste dumps.
By the end of the meeting, the parties agreed on putting a comprehensive plan to evaluate the effectiveness of current waste management factories and improve the infrastructure system by building intermediary stations for waste management, solid waste dumps along others based on President El-Sisi direction which comes in accordance with an expected visit for German companies specialized in waste management to Egypt.