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 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 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.