Published on: Monday, February 12, 2024 – 3:24 PM | Last updated: Monday, February 12, 2024 – 3:24 PM
Today, Monday, Major General Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, and Major General Abdel Hamid Al-Hagan, Governor of Qalyubia, witnessed the signing ceremony of a contract to provide services for collecting, transporting and lifting municipal solid waste and sweeping and cleaning streets in the neighborhoods of East Shubra Al-Kheima, West Shubra Al-Kheima and Al-Khosos City, at a cost of 116 million pounds. , between Qalyubia Governorate and Nahdet Misr Company for Modern Environmental Services (one of the companies affiliated with the Arab Contractors).
The contract was signed by Major General Ihab Hassan Serag El-Din, Secretary-General of the Governorate, and Hossam El-Din Imam, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nahdet Misr Company for Modern Environmental Services, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Local Development in the New Administrative Capital, in the presence of a number of leaders of the Ministry of Local Development from the Governorate, including Dr. Eman Rayan, Deputy Governor and Dr. Samir Hammad, Deputy Governor, Dr. Mohamed Abdullah, Director of Solid Waste, and Dr. Mohamed Fawzi, Director of the Technical Office, and from Nahdet Misr Company.
– Minister of Development: The state is keen to involve private sector companies in the waste system
For his part, the Minister of Local Development stressed that the government, with its ministries concerned with the municipal solid waste system, led by the Ministry of Environment, is working in full swing to achieve rapid results on the ground in the level of street cleanliness in all governorates of the Republic. In implementation of the directives of the political leadership, so that the citizen feels that there is a real change in the level of cleanliness in the main and secondary streets and all areas in the governorates.
The Minister of Local Development indicated that this contract comes in implementation of the approval of the Council of Ministers headed by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly during last January to contract by direct agreement with one of the cleaning companies to collect, raise and transport municipal waste, clean and sweep the streets in the neighborhoods targeted in the agreement and create a breakthrough in the cleaning sector in order to achieve citizens’ satisfaction. Residents of these areas, which are among the highest in population density in Qalyubia.
He explained that the state is keen to involve Egyptian private sector companies in the municipal solid waste system and to present the infrastructure projects in the system that have been implemented to the companies for their management and to maintain the investments that the state has pumped into this regard during the past period.
Amna stressed the government’s keenness to continuously evaluate private sector companies that have signed contracts to collect, transport, and clean streets of waste in some governorates, most notably Cairo, Menoufia, South Sinai, Alexandria, and Port Said, in order to achieve the maximum benefit for the citizen and the state from those contracts.
The Minister of Local Development said that the integrated management system for municipal solid waste has, over the past three years, included the implementation of projects worth billions of pounds in the governorates, in coordination with the ministries and concerned authorities, which includes developing the infrastructure of fixed and mobile intermediate stations and contributing to raising the efficiency of collection and transportation operations and establishing treatment plants. Recycling waste using the latest international technologies in cooperation with European Union countries and South Korea, and creating safe sanitary landfills that ensure the safe disposal of rejected waste and eliminating random burning of waste.
He explained that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Prime Minister are periodically following up on developments in the new waste system in the governorates, indicating the state’s complete keenness to involve the private sector in the waste system and make room for national companies working in the field of waste.
– Minister of Environment: The waste file is a participatory file between many parties, starting with the political leadership
For her part, the Minister of Environment confirmed that the waste file is a participatory file between many parties, starting from the political leadership and the Prime Minister to the Ministry of Local Development, which is a key partner in the system, all the way to the private sector and the human resource, which is the most important part of the system, pointing to the developments. The large scale witnessed by the waste sector from 2019 until now, as many developments and achievements have been achieved in that file, especially with the issuance of the new waste law.
He praised the great support given by the political leadership to this important sector, as many infrastructure projects were completed, the integration of the informal sector into the system was facilitated, health and social insurance was provided to them, and job titles were specified with national cards.
The Minister pointed out that the waste law is based on the idea of the circular economy and unleashing the private sector to participate in the system and succeeded in achieving the goal. In Cairo Governorate, a large part of the system is undertaken by the private sector in collecting, transporting and cleaning the streets, and treatment and recycling operations, and in the governorates of Port Said, Ismailia and Alexandria, stressing Work continues to create a supportive climate for the private sector, develop policies, determine the formula for operating contracts, and verify technologies. The governorates are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the system.
The Minister of Environment explained, during the signing ceremony of the cooperation protocol between Qalyubia Governorate and Nahdet Misr Company for Modern Environmental Services, that before approving the signing of the protocol, a working group was formed from the Ministries of Environment and Local Development to study the request submitted by Qalyubia Governorate, specifying the spatial scope covered by the company and the quantity The waste generated daily amounts to about 1,500 tons/day; The poor state of cleanliness in these areas due to the high residential densities.
She added that the working group formed by the Ministries of Environment and Local Development reviewed the financial and technical proposal, which included specifications for the service of collecting and transporting municipal waste from the bottom of the properties to the intermediate stations and from there to the disposal site in Abu Zaabal, the Obour landfill, sweeping and washing the main streets agreed upon, and the initial operating plan proposed by the company. Provided that the technical controls issued by the Waste Management Regulatory Authority are adhered to upon contracting.
The Minister of Environment indicated the agreement on the necessity of evaluating the company’s performance during the contract period, and if the level of cleanliness improves in the spatial scope required to be contracted, renewing the contract with the company will be considered in the future.
The Minister of Environment thanked the Minister of Local Development for his continued support for the waste system, and the Governor of Qalyubia and Nahdet Misr Company as a leading national company in this field, hoping to achieve successes within the spatial scope targeted by the Protocol. In preparation for its replication in other areas in the governorates of the Republic.
Al-Hagan: The contract will allow the establishment of an integrated system to monitor, control, follow up and evaluate performance
For his part, Major General Abdul Hamid Al-Hagan extended his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Local Development and the Minister of Environment for the support provided to Qalyubia Governorate in the solid waste system to achieve a qualitative leap in the level of cleanliness in all neighborhoods and cities of the governorate, noting that the past period had witnessed a number of preparatory meetings and negotiations with Nahdet Misr Company for Modern Environmental Services specializes in the field of waste until it concluded the contract, which will allow the implementation of a system for integrated management of municipal waste from the source to the safe disposal sites. The contract includes the process of collecting waste from the bottom of the properties and transporting it to intermediate stations and then to Final disposal sites, and cleaning and sweeping the main streets, in accordance with the technical proposals that were acceptable to both parties.
He added that the contract will also allow for the development of an integrated system to monitor, control, follow up and evaluate the work performance of Nahdet Misr Company, while benefiting from the governorate’s human cadres, with the aim of achieving what the state seeks by restoring the cultural and aesthetic appearance of the governorate and bringing about a real change in the level of cleanliness in order to achieve the satisfaction of citizens.
The governor pointed out that the daily generation of waste in the southern region in the East Shubra Al-Kheima neighborhood, the West Shubra Al-Kheima neighborhood, and the city of Al-Khosos is more than 40% of the daily waste generation in the governorate. Due to the high population density in that region, as the population in that region is 1,752,333 million people, which is equivalent to 29% of the population of the governorate, this targeted area is considered the region with the highest population density in the governorate, and the average daily generation of waste there reaches 1,500 tons/day. .
He explained that contracting with one of the specialized companies to collect, raise and transport waste in that targeted area contributes to achieving a state of popular satisfaction among its residents, pointing out that the governorate seeks to achieve a breakthrough in the performance of the hygiene sector by contracting with one of the specialized companies to collect and transport waste, in full coordination with the Ministry of Development. The local government, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Finance, and the executive leadership of the three ministries, which contributes to providing the best services in this file to the people of the governorate.
– Hossam El-Din: The company is working to develop and expand its business within the Egyptian country
For his part, Hossam El-Din Imam thanked the government for its great confidence and the support of the Ministers of Local Development and Environment.
He thanked the Governor of Qalyubia, expressing his happiness at signing a contract for cleaning works for a number of neighborhoods in Qalyubia Governorate, which represents one of the parts of Greater Cairo and one of the governorates with the highest population density.
Hossam El-Din Imam pointed out that Nahdet Misr Company for Modern Environmental Services, one of the Arab Contractors companies, carries out the work of the cleaning system in Alexandria Governorate and has made great efforts to develop performance, which has been appreciated by officials and residents of Alexandria and has resulted in a major development in the level of cleanliness in the governorate.
The company’s president added that the company also carries out cleaning work in Cairo Governorate in the Helwan and Al-Maasara neighborhoods, noting that signing a contract for the Shubra Sharq, Shubra West, and Al-Khos neighborhoods will be a new challenge that the company is undertaking in order to bring about development that the citizen feels and in order to create a clean environment that helps achieve the development that The state seeks to publish it.
He stressed that the company is working to develop and expand its business within the Egyptian country according to a scientific approach and is working to benefit from advanced technology through cooperation protocols with a number of local and foreign parties.
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