The World Bank announced a $9.13 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to expand the scope of the Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change Project. The grant will focus on improving the management of electronic and healthcare waste.
The Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change Project which was approved in 2022 supports Egypt’s efforts to reduce pollution in Greater Cairo, with a focus on reducing vehicle emissions, improving the management of solid waste, and strengthening the air and climate decision-making system.
“We are committed to supporting Egypt’s broader environmental preservation efforts. This project is also in line with our upcoming Country Partnership Framework with Egypt for FY 23-27, which puts people at the center of its strategy, and aims to support the country’s efforts to improve climate resilience while greening the economy,” Marina Wes, World Bank Country Director for Egypt, Yemen, and Djibouti, said.
According to the statement, the project expansion aims to achieve its goal by supporting the country’s national action plan on uPOPs, with a special focus on strengthening the regulatory framework, data collection, management and monitoring, raising awareness, safe handling capacity, and sector capacity of management of special types of waste and recycling.
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