Monday، 20 July 2009 - 12:00 AM
Egypt currently faces several environmental challenges, which place the prospects of future generations in jeopardy and lead to the depletion of natural resources.
Top on the list of these challenges are water shortages, overpopulation, the relative non-implementation of laws and the declining levels of awareness of environmental issues.
Accordingly the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, in its efforts to achieve sustainable development, attempts to address these challenges by:
• Controlling/reducing sources of pollution with a view to protecting public health.
• Maintaining/managing natural resources within the framework of sustainable development.
In this context, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Mustafa Hussein Kamel and Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Ambassador Mohammed Badreddin Zayed signed on November 11, 2012 a cooperation protocol to curb the negative effects of environmental contamination.
The ministry and SIS will enhance cooperation with the view to achieving their joint goals, topped by exchanging experiences and making best use of the available capabilities of the two sides.
The protocol highlights the importance of investing in agricultural waste recycling projects and building the capacity of municipal agencies in addition to preserving the environment within a comprehensive strategic plan.