Egypt aims to generate electricity from waste in 2016: Min. of Environment
Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy

CAIRO: Egyptian Ministry of Environment aims to apply a waste-to-energy system in 2016, Minister Khaled Fahmy told Youm7 Wednesday.

“The new system of garbage treatment adopted by the Cabinet will be implemented in all governorates,” the minister added.

In March, 2013, Fahmy announced to reporters that the ministry had offered international tenders to produce electricity from garbage. One of the tenders aims to build a recycling-solid waste station on the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh.

Head of Garbage Collectors Syndicate Ezzat Naeim told Sada al-Balad that collectors collect a total of 20 million tons annually, according to the ministry of Environment’s statistics; he noted that 12 tons out of this amount could produce electricity.

According to 2012 a World Bank report Egypt, Egypt produces an estimated 40 tons of trash daily.

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