Egypt will plant 100 million trees in an effort to increase green spaces and reduce greenhouse gases, Al Ahram newspaper revealed today.
The newspaper noted that the project was discussed at a meeting led by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
According to the source, Madbouly explained that each government must determine the spaces that are suitable for parks and gardens.
For his part, the head of Local Development, Mahmoud Sharaawy, explained that 9,900 locations were chosen, covering more than 6,600 feddans (a feddan is equivalent to 4,200 square meters).
The initiative aims to double green spaces per capita, raise air quality, reduce greenhouse gases and thus improve public health, Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said.
Meanwhile, the head of Agriculture, El-Sayed El-Quseir, said that several of these areas will be irrigated with treated wastewater.
This North African nation, which is promoting an ambitious program to confront this scourge, will host the world summit on the subject (COP27) in November.
In recent months, the Cairo authorities held numerous meetings with governments and international figures as part of the preparations for the meeting.
At the beginning of June, Fouad announced that this country will present several initiatives related to food, water and energy during the new global summit.
Egypt launched its National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 in May with the aim of addressing the repercussions of that problem.