CAIRO: The Cairo governorate will impose a 5,000 EGP ($638.11) fine on owners of shops for not placing trash bins outside, as part of a campaign to improve sanitation in the capital, Youm7 reported Sunday.
“There is a remarkable improvement in the cleaning system, and there are continuous meetings with foreign companies responsible for cleaning districts,” Youm7 quoted Galal el-Saeed, Cairo governor.
The governorate has also obliged shops to install surveillance cameras, as a key condition for commercial licensing, in order to monitor streets and violators.
The Giza governorate previously announced a 1,000 EGP ($131.06) fine for littering.
Many areas across Egypt suffer from a waste disposal crisis due to the spread of garbage hills, which present a risks to human health and the surrounding natural resources, according to a 2013 study issued by the National Center for Social and Criminological Research (NSCR).
The total amount of waste in Egypt is estimated at 22 billion tons, to which 70 million tons are added annually, according to the NSCR study.