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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Cabinet to discuss national solid waste management plan by month’s end

The Ismail Cabinet will discuss the proposed national solid waste management plan, which includes establishing a solid waste management holding company, at the end of the month, Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy told the press yesterday, Ahram Gate reports. The EGP 7 bn company will become the primary regulator of the waste management industry, a move that would eliminate conflicting jurisdiction on recycling and waste management. According to Fahmy, the contracts to launch the company are ready to be signed now but the government is waiting on Prime Minister Sherif Ismail returning to work. The government had begun studying establishing the company back in June, and had said it would be launched within three months.

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