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Thursday, 8 July 2021

Contractor assigned for Cairo garbage collection while gov’t prepares tender

The Cairo Cleaning and Beautification Authority will assign a contractor to collect waste from around Cairo until the procedures are completed for launching an official public tender, under a decision approved by the cabinet during its weekly meeting yesterday, according to a statement. The draft executive regulations of the Waste Management Act are currently under review by the cabinet and are expected to be approved within the coming 3-5 weeks.

Higher allocation for waste-related campaigns: Public awareness campaigns for hygiene and the new waste management system will receive more public funds in the FY2021-2022 budget, the statement said, without providing further information.

You can learn more about what the new bill means for our waste management system in our Going Green feature here.

Also approved during the meeting: A new French university: The cabinet approved the agreement signed between the government and the French Development Agency in June to re-establish a new campus for the French University in Egypt. The French government has allocated EUR 12 mn towards the university.

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