Completion of procedures to implement a project in Giza that produces electrical capacities ranging from 15 to 20 megawatts
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said in exclusive statements to the “Stock Exchange” that lands are being allocated in the governorates to launch projects to produce energy from waste, and contracts are being prepared to be signed in cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy.
She added that procedures are underway to launch a factory for the production of waste and converting it into energy in Giza, and the quantities of waste that will be recycled range from 200 to 600 tons, and it is expected to produce electrical capacity between 15 to 20 megawatts.
She explained that the executive regulations for the waste law will be issued soon, and consultations are being held on them with a number of relevant authorities and ministries, before submitting them to the Council of Ministers.
She mentioned that the law for organizing and returning waste of all kinds has been approved, and what the ministry is working on is processes related to the inclusion of the private and informal sector in this new system, as good steps have been taken by launching a tariff for garbage recycling for the year 2020, and 53 companies have applied with Egyptian and foreign investments to convert garbage into Energy, and 8 Egyptian companies with foreign technologies will implement this in 8 governorates.
She indicated that the new part the ministry is working on is to allow the private sector to enter the municipal waste system, and small and medium enterprises for young Prime Time Zone will rely on the idea of ”bio-jazz” by taking animal manure with agricultural residues to extract fertilizer and gas.
The total waste in Egypt is about 26 million tons annually, and the national strategy for waste has allocated 20% of it for the production of electricity, 60% for the manufacture of fertilizers and alternative fuels, and 20% is being buried.
According to the strategy of the Ministry of Environment, infrastructure, intermediate stations, and sanitary landfills are being prepared for waste disposal until 2027, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production and the Arab Organization for Industrialization.
The minister confirmed that the government has worked to provide attractive incentives for the private sector to work in the waste system, as the Egyptian Prime Minister issued a decision, after a study of more than a year, between the ministries of environment, housing, finance, local development and electricity, with a tariff for converting waste into energy, and the electrical capacity to be produced 300 Megawatts.
The article, Minister of Environment, to the “Stock Exchange”: The allocation of lands to implement projects for energy production from waste is underway. It was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.