CAIRO: Two garbage-recycling factories are expected to be inaugurated in Delta’s Beheira governorate this month, Deputy Beheria governor Nadia Abdu told Youm7 Friday.
The two factories are located in Edko and Hosh Eissa towns, Abdu said, adding that they meet international standards, with cost estimated at 80 million EGP.
In Hosh Eissa, the factory will feature three waste recycle lines at a capacity of 500 tons per hour, besides recycling 25 tons of agricultural leftovers at a cost of 60 million EGP. As for Edko plant, Abdu said it recycles a total of 50 tons at a cost of 20 million EGP.
She noted that garbage-recycling factories involve production line of organic fertilizers, and will be equipped with cars, loaders and machines to sort glass and plastics.
Abdu said the two to-be-opened factories come as part of plans to achieve economic sustainable development in the governorate.
Each fall, Egypt faces a recurring phenomenon of “Black Clouds;” dark, thick clouds blanketing its skies, as a result of burning chaff and straw of rice. The government has sought after ending the burning practice through providing alternatives, including buying the excess straw from farmers. It has also imposed a fine on violators.
On the sidelines of Sustainable Development Conference last week, Assistant Minister for Sustainable Development in the Environment Ministry Yasmine Fouad cited to The Cairo Post a reduction in 2015 gas emission, noting that among last year’s mechanisms to curb the phenomenon was the monitoring of burning sites and coordination between several ministries.