Environment Ministry signs Sharm El Sheikh Green City project document
Tuesday، 07 June 2022 - 03:40 AM
The Ministry of Environment on Monday6/6/2022 signed with South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda the Sharm El Sheikh Green City project document, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
According to a statement by the Ministry of Environment, the signing of the Sharm El Sheikh Green City project document comes ahead of the COP27 conference that will be hosted by Egypt in the Red Sea resort city later this year.
The project aims to turn Sharm El Sheikh into an environmentally friendly tourist city at a cost of nearly seven million dollars, the ministry mentioned.
The plan to declare Sharm El Sheikh a green city included a main goal, which is the use of clean energy and encouragement of environmental investment in the areas of preserving the ecosystem, and working on the establishment of a number of priority projects related to new energy.
All cars and buses in Sharm El Sheikh will operate by electricity, and more than 100 charging points will be established for these vehicles, according to what the Ministry of Environment had announced earlier.
Also all hotels in Sharm El Sheikh will be powered by solar energy, through the spaces inside each hotel separately, using the net metering system, whereby the solar energy capacities will be increased to reach 1,000 megawatts instead of 300 megawatts.
For its part, the United Nations Development Program announced, in cooperation with the Industrial Modernization Center, that it will provide technical and financial support for the establishment of small solar plants in Sharm El Sheikh.
Set to be held in November, the upcoming climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh will include a presentation of all renewable energy projects implemented by the public sector on par with the private sector, with capacities exceeding 2,500 megawatts.