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Egypt Plants 590 Trees to Reduce Pollution in Eastern Delta

Egypt Plants 590 Trees to Reduce Pollution in Eastern Delta

Egypt’s Ministry of Environment planted 590 fruitful trees in the eastern Delta on Saturday to reduce pollution and celebrate World Environment Day, according to a statement on its Facebook page.

The ministry of environment branch in the eastern Delta is implementing the nationwide initiative to plant one million trees across the republic, which aims to contribute to the reduction of air pollution and climate change.

The Agricultural Professions Syndicate also started implementing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s initiative to plant one million fruit trees in poorer areas, parks, public squares, schools in various cities and villages last year, starting in five areas in Old Cairo (The Religions Complex’s road, Amr Ibn al-Aas Mosque, Abu Sufyan Square, Hassan al-Anwar Street and the Al-Malek al-Saleh area), and in 10 areas in Imbaba district of Giza governorate.

The initiative has two main goals, one is to achieve food security in poor areas, while the second is to reduce the effect of climate change and spread awareness of its risk among young people.

Earlier in March, Egypt’s Ministry of Environment announced the establishment of the first monitoring station for instant air pollutants in El Minya governorate.

As of today, there are 97 air pollutant monitoring stations across the country.
In 2018, the Ministry of Environment announced a strategy for Egypt to reduce its air pollution rate by 50 percent in 2023.

As part of the strategy, the government is also working on reducing the cars’ exhaust through replacing old cars with electric ones, as well as new buses to be released soon with several modifications to control air pollution.


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