The Red Sea received the safe landfill in Marsa Alam with a total cost of EGP 21 million, Shaarawy said. This comes as part of the contract inked between the ministries of local development, environment and planning in addition to the Arab Organization for Industrialization to implement the projects of the first stage of infrastructure of waste system. Shaarawy said that the Ministry of Local Development follows up the implementation of the authorizations of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure of the new system for integrated management of solid waste in the different governorates to contribute to improving the level of cleanliness. Three landfills are being established as part of projects of the infrastructure for the waste system in Hurghada, Safaga and Ras Ghareb with the cost of EGP 91 million, he added.
June 01, 2022 14:56 UTC
CAIRO – 1 June 2022: Head of the Procurement and Storage Sector at the Holding Company for Silos affiliated with the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade Yasser Tawfik stated in a phone-in Tuesday that Egypt is awaiting the arrival of five cargo ships carrying wheat imported from four countries. The vessels are expected to dock at Egyptian seaports in the first week of June coming from Bulgaria (55,000 tons), Russia (63,000 tons), and France (63,000 tons). The ministry has secured 450 points to receive local wheat this year, Moselhi said, affirming that there are enough strategic capacities to receive the targeted quantity of local wheat, it noted. Earlier in March, Moselhi said that Egypt’s strategic reserve of wheat is sufficient to last the country through 3.4 months. Egypt has already raised the price of ardeb from LE 710 to nearly LE 810 last year to encourage farmers to supply local wheat.
June 01, 2022 14:32 UTC
Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, participated in the virtual dialogue session titled “The Road to the United Nations Ocean Conference”, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on how to manage, protect, maintain and restore coastal ecosystems. She stressed the need to search for strategies that provide radical solutions to confront pollution in the seas and oceans. The Minister of Environment explained that it is necessary to know the challenges that threaten the sustainability of the marine environment, and to consider the oceans as part of the important ecosystems and are not considered in isolation from the rest of the ecosystems. She also announced during the dialogue session the important side events “Biodiversity and Nature” that will be held on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties to Climate Change COP27, which Egypt will host in November in Sharm El-Sheikh. The Minister of Environment explained further that caring for the oceans is very important, as protecting the oceans is a protection for biodiversity and climate change at the same time, stressing that COP27 will be a comprehensive conference that brings together all parties, youth, women, civil society, research bodies and the private sector.
Source:Daily News Egypt
June 01, 2022 13:01 UTC
CAIRO, May 30 (MENA) – Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is paying his first-ever official visit to Egypt. Madbouli said he is happy with the Polish leader’s participation in inaugurating the forum. He further mentioned that Egypt and Poland are seeking to push forward their economic cooperation, based on their 100-year-old history of strong and distinguished political relations. The premier referred to implementing a framework agreement, signed on June 7, 2021 between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the Katowice Special Economic Zone in Poland to set up a zone of Polish industries in Egypt. Egypt was included among very few countries that achieved positive economic growth rates during the pandemic, he said.
June 01, 2022 12:00 UTC
May 31 (Reuters) - Italy will look to put the disappointment of failing to qualify for the World Cup behind them and kick-start a new era for the Azzurri by beating Argentina in the 'Finalissima', Italy players said on Tuesday. But Italy's joy turned to anguish eight months later when they failed to qualify for the World Cup for a second time running after losing in the playoffs to unheralded North Macedonia. "It's very rare in football to have this winning streak -- as we did and as Argentina is doing. Mancini said the match between the two teams -- who have won six World Cup titles between them -- is one of the "classic games of world football". "It will be a great match and it is a great tribute to many players, like Giorgio (Chiellini), who will leave the national team, and Argentinian players soon to leave the national team," he said.
June 01, 2022 09:56 UTC
Mostafa is currently Senior Research Fellow for Pratt & Whitney, a designer and manufacturer of engines and auxiliary power units for industrial applications, and a member of Aéro Montréal’s Chantier Innovation and Chantier Relève et Main-d’oeuvre. A delegation from Germany's Siemens Industrial LLC, including Senior Executive Vice President of Digital industries Wael Omar, attended the meeting. He also underscored the need to capitalize on the major technological developments in the aviation industry in order to mechanize and digitize aviation training and activities, while making use of Siemens' expertise to modernize airport service system to step into the age of smart airports. Welcoming further cooperation between the company and EgyptAir Training Academy, Manar said the ministry is a staunch supporter of digital transformation and industrial revolution applications for the advancement of the national aviation industry, in line with the Egypt Vision 2030 for sustainable development. Meanwhile, Mostafa said that, against all odds, the Egyptian aviation system has seen remarkable progress recently.
June 01, 2022 03:52 UTC
Photo of a prisoner's release per a presidential pardon on May 31, 2022, posted by Parliamentarian Tarek al-Khouly on his official Facebook page. CAIRO – 31 May 2022: Lawyer Tarek al-Awady, member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, stated in a TV interview Monday evening that when a convict is granted a presidential pardon, the measure does not just involve their release from prison but also the omission of the incidents from their criminal record. Awady added that none of the convicts eligible for presidential pardon had been asked to accept any deals for getting out in return. In April, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reactivated the ‘Presidential Pardon Committee’ which was formed as one of the outcomes of the National Youth conference, as it will expand its cooperation with the competent agencies and civil society. Also, Journalists Hany Gresha, Ammer Abdel Moneem, Essam Abdeen were released, on April 30, 2022, per presidential pardon.
June 01, 2022 00:48 UTC
Russian Crude flows to India are expected to reach 3.36 million metric tonnes in May, according to estimates from Refinitiv. Overall, the country has received 4.8 million metric tonnes of discounted Russian oil since the Ukraine war started, Refinitiv added. Part of the reason for the price disparity: The West has shunned Russian oil. On Monday, the EU agreed to ban 90% of Russian oil imports by the end of the year. China, historically the single biggest buyer of Russian oil, is expected to go on a shopping spree, too.
May 31, 2022 19:54 UTC
AFP/File / by Dmytro GORSHKOV | Ukraine's long-running conflict has left thousands of elderly and ailing people trapped in state care institutions near the front lineKYIV, May 31 (MENA) - Ukraine's defenders killed about 30,500 Russian troops from February 24 to May 31, including 150 in the past day. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this on Facebook, Ukrinform reported. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also destroyed 1,358 (+9) tanks, 3,302 (+20) armored fighting vehicles, 649 (+6) artillery pieces, 207 (+2) MLR systems, 93 (+0) air defense systems, 208 (+1) warplanes, 174 (+0) helicopters, 515 (+8) operational and tactical level UAVs, 120 (+2) cruise missiles, 13 (+0) warships/cutters, 2,275 (+11) other vehicles and tanker trucks, and 48 (+0) pieces of special equipment.
May 31, 2022 16:44 UTC
CAIRO – 21 May 2022: The Eighth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh on June 15 – 16, and is being jointly organized by the House of Representatives and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The conference that is held annually is aimed at promoting the participation of youth in politics, and creating a platform for them to present their views on international challenges and issues as well as suggest solutions. The seventh edition took place virtually in 2021 as the last edition that was held physically convened in Paraguay in 2019. Egypt's interest in climate change mitigation and adaptation is also embodied in its hosting of COP 27 in the same resort town on November 7 -18. Delegations of young parliamentarians will arrive from 90 countries, which is considered an accomplishment achieved by Member of the House of Representatives Sahar al-Bazar, who is the first female MP to represent Egypt at the Forum of Young Parliamentarians, affiliated with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
May 31, 2022 15:51 UTC
Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, stressed that the Egyptian government continues to promote development investments, which contributes to improving the standard of living of citizens and improving the services provided to them. This would happen by allowing the private sector to inject more investments to increase its contribution to 50% of Egypt’s GDP within three years from now, he added. Maait pointed out that the public-private partnership strategy includes new incentives that would reflect positively on the business environment in Egypt. This came during a meeting held between the Minister of Finance with Gareth Bayley, the British ambassador in Cairo, and some representatives of English companies. The overall deficit reached 6.1% of GDP, compared to a total deficit of 12.5% at the end of June 2016,” he said.
Source:Daily News Egypt
May 31, 2022 15:10 UTC
The Public Prosecutor in Kuwait ordered the arrest of a Kuwaiti citizen accused of raping an Egyptian expatriate after she was kidnapped. The case of the Egyptian expatriate, Nayla Hassan, topped social media trends in Kuwait, after she narrated what happened to her at the hands of the perpetrator. Hassan said that the suspect took her to Barr al-Salemy, where he assaulted her. In another tweet, Almusallam said: “I salute the Egyptian woman who was raped by a Kuwaiti man and she did not remain silent, but rather wants the world to know the name of the criminal and the facts of the incident! She was beaten, kidnapped and raped by an impersonator of the son of a parliamentarian.”
May 31, 2022 12:50 UTC
Alexandria Governorate issued an official statement on Monday commenting on viral photos of trees being chopped down in neighborhoods. The statement explained that these are from the work of a specialized technical committee formed to count and remove dead palm trees and trees that are at risk of falling and damaging property or citizens. After the work is completed, high quality palms and other alternative trees are planted. The governorate said that its statement is meant to clarify the facts in order to prevent misinterpretation of the facts.
May 30, 2022 20:35 UTC
According to Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, al-Sayed al-Qusair, Egypt’s agricultural exports exceeded three million tons from January-May 2022. A report of the Central Administration of Agricultural Quarantine said that the total agricultural exports during January 1 to May 25 amounted to about 3,115,000 tons of agricultural products, explaining that market access depends on the quality of exports and the application of international standards. The most important agricultural exports are citrus, potatoes, fresh onions, fresh tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, fresh and dry beans, garlic and watermelon. Qusair explained that the total agricultural exports of citrus reached 1,359,000 tons, in addition to the export of 681,734 tons of fresh potatoes, to occupy second place in agricultural exports after citrus, while 123,000 tons of onions were exported ranking third in exports, and beans ranked fourth in agricultural exports, with a total of 67,897 tons, while sweet potatoes ranked fifth in exports with 37,813 tons. Egypt’s exports of tomatoes ranked sixth, with a total amount of 30,137 tons, while exports of strawberries ranked seventh, with a total of 19,425 tons, followed by garlic, with a total of 15,726 tons, while watermelon got ninth place in exports with a total amount of 4235 tons.
May 30, 2022 19:22 UTC
Egyptian director Tarek Saleh won the best screenplay award for the “Boy From Heaven” movie, at the end of the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Perhaps we have not heard much about the Egyptian director, so we are shedding light on his life, presenting his most prominent artistic steps during the past few years. Saleh is an Egyptian director and author, born in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on January 28, 1972. Saleh won the Best Director award for the same movie at the Sundance Film Festival in the US, and was nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge in 2018. “Boy From Heaven”, written and directed by Saleh, was shown in the competition as a Swedish film, with a production support of 300,000 euros from Memento International and Art Cinema France.
May 30, 2022 16:46 UTC