International Cooperation Minister Rania Mashat has underlined continued efforts with multilateral and bilateral development partners for promoting the transition to green economy and circular economy, thus bolstering sustainable and comprehensive development.

She made the remarks on Wednesday while commenting on the World Bank’s approval to extend a $9.13 M grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to expand the scope of the Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change Project to include health and electronic waste.

The project focuses on reducing vehicle emissions, improving the management of solid waste, and confronting climate change and air pollution.

She said expanding the Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change Project falls within the government’s commitment to green transition depending on innovative methods to enhance the management of electronic and healthcare waste, primarily taking into account the health of citizens.

Mashat further noted that the project’s development will support Egypt’s climate strategy for 2050 by creating a regulatory environment with data-driven decisions and awareness about waste management and recycling.

The project expansion aims to achieve its goal by supporting the country’s national action plan on the unintentional persistent organic pollutants, with a special focus on strengthening the regulatory framework, data collection, management and monitoring, awareness raising, safe handling capacity, and sector capacity of management of special types of waste and recycling.

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