The Egyptian government represented by Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi, and Giza Governor Ahmed Rashid on March 14th, 2021 commissioned a new intermediate waste treatment plant in Al-Baragil.
The facility occupies a 3,000 m² piece of land and is capable of storing approximately 2,000 tonnes of waste per day that will then be transported to another facility dedicated to recycling.
Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), an Egypt-based Arab military organization built the intermediate waste treatment plant with the support of Ain Shams University, an institute of higher education located in Cairo, in the leadership of the North African country’s Ministry of Environment, at a cost of close to US$ 1.5M.
Beneficiaries of the project
The intermediate waste treatment plant in question will serve the residents of the center and city of Awseem, Al-Baragil, and the surrounding villages, where 500,000 people or their whereabouts live.
According to the Egyptian Minister of Environment, the station’s opening is a new step in developing the infrastructure of the North African country’s waste system, within the Ministry of Environment’s planning, regulatory, and control role in the new waste management system.
Aim to reduce solid and sanitary waste pollution by 50% come 2030
The government of Egypt aims to reduce solid and sanitary waste pollution by 50% come the year 2030. In Giza Governorate, waste will be sent to three sanitary landfills that will be opened in Al-Qanater, Al-Ayat, and Al-Saff. The waste will then be transported to the future Atfih waste treatment plant, which will be constructed in Giza.
According to Mahmoud Shaarawi, the Egyptian Minister of Local Development who spoke during the commissioning of the intermediate waste treatment plant in Al-Baragil, the Atfih waste treatment plant construction will require an investment of almost US$ 7.2M.