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Environment Minister inspects developments in Nabq protectorate

Saturday، 23 July 2022 - 07:10 PM

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad stressed that the Nabq protectorate will be upgraded in the coming period with the participation of the private sector to secure environment services at the international level while maintaining the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

This falls within the framework of directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to realize sustainable management of protectorates.

Egypt is interested in addressing environmental, biodiversity and climate issues in view of international mechanisms which lead to maintaining the protectorate's resources, its unique biodiversity and social and cultural heritage in order to become one of the most tourist attractive reserves at the international level, she said.

This came during an inspection tour by Fouad in the Nabq protectorate on Saturday 23/07/2022 to follow up on development efforts there in view of the private sector's contribution to upgrading services offered to visitors.

The tour is part of following up on the underway preparations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) that will be held in Sharm El Sheikh in November.

The minister reviewed development work, including overhauling the visitors center to be a center for field studies in addition to upgrading guiding signs.

She highlighted the importance of the private sector's contribution to these efforts.

She noted that a committee is examining a grand investment project in the Nabq protectorate, including the development of Gharqana village.

Fouad gave the go-ahead for establishing 51 housing units in the Gharqana village.

During the tour, the minister also inspected electric cars and water bikes as representing new eco-friendly services in the protectorate in order to promote coastal tourism in new and non-traditional ways.

During COP27, a day will be specialized for addressing biodiversity and the impact of climate change on oceans and coral reefs.


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