Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, announced that the number of projects submitted to the National Initiative for Smart Green Projects, which comes under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi; It reached 6,281 projects representing all governorates of the Republic, after closing the door for progress for the initiative.
Al-Saeed said that by closing the door for project progress, the first phases of the initiative will have successfully completed, to begin the current phase, which is the phase of evaluating the advanced projects from the governorates, according to the percentages of fulfillment and the conditions and standards set, noting that the electronic platform for evaluation was designed, which includes the evaluation tool and a mechanism for saving the documents used during The evaluation process, and the ways to use it on the initiative’s electronic system.
Al-Saeed thanked the governors for the positive interaction, cooperation, quick dealing and directing the executive committees of projects in each governorate to work during the project progress stage, stressing that the final statistics of projects’ participation in the initiative reflect the extent of interest and awareness of it, pointing to the holding of a number of training courses and workshops in the governorates – through Actual and remote attendance – to define the initiative’s objectives and work mechanisms, explaining that all of this is one of the initiative’s initial gains.
The Minister of Planning clarified that Gharbia Governorate comes at the forefront of the governorates in terms of the number of projects developed in the initiative, with a total of 1,277 projects, and that Cairo Governorate ranks first in terms of completion and completion of projects.
On his part, Ambassador Hisham Badr, General Coordinator of the initiative, confirmed; This initiative is unprecedented at the national and global level, explaining that the philosophy of the initiative is based on enabling all governorates and localities in Egypt to reach different social and geographical groups to participate in the presentation of their projects, and that these projects stem from the general Egyptian society, adding that the initiative also aims to spread Societal awareness about the challenges of climate change and the capabilities of technology in facing them, in addition to its main contribution to providing “Egyptian solutions” to climate change challenges through these projects in their six categories. Badr also affirmed his happiness with the initiative and the successful completion of the first phase, as the governorates demonstrated their commitment to the goal of preserving the environment with their interest in the initiative.
Ambassador Hisham Badr explained that for the first time in Egypt, we have a database of smart green projects, as each governorate currently has full information on its green projects, announcing that a national conference will be held in Cairo for 162 projects representing all governorates to be liquidated in the final to 18 projects (3) projects in each category), and announcing the final results at COP 27.
Ambassador Hisham Badr pointed out that Cairo is at the forefront of the governorates with respect to the total number of advanced projects in the category of large projects, with 98 projects, as well as in the category of medium projects with a total of 175 projects, and in the category of emerging companies projects with a total of 150 projects, and Gharbia Governorate comes at the forefront of the governorates in The category of small local projects with a total of 209 projects, and in the category of non-profit projects with a total of 640 projects, as well as in the category of development projects related to women, climate change and sustainability with a total of 186 projects.
Badr added that the category of non-profit projects came as the largest category in the number of participating projects with a total of 1,789 projects, followed by the medium-sized projects category with a total of 1,215 projects, and in the third place was the development projects related to women, climate change and sustainability with a total of 1,045 projects, and it came in fourth place in the local projects category. Small projects with a total of 889 projects, followed by the large projects category with a total of 688 projects, and the startups projects category ranked sixth with a total of 655 projects.