Qalyubia is getting on board with environmental awareness and we are excited for it! Qalyubia is getting an environmentally-friendly power plant, one which eats up four thousand tons of garbage every day and turns them into clean energy, as was announced by Qalyubia Governor Alaa Abdel Halim.
More information on the plant? The plant will include a line for extracting alternative fuel from garbage to produce energy, and aims at curbing the phenomena of burning waste for the lack of regular collection, which is predominant in Qalyubia’s slums.
Abdel Halim also added that similar plants are in the process of being established in several other governorates and is reported to have met with the officials from a specialized company to discuss and finalize the project.
It is estimated, that Egypt produces a total of 55,000 tons of garbage on a daily basis with Qalyubia’s share being 3,800 tons, meaning that when completed, the plant will drastically solve the garbage issue in Qalyubia as it’s set to recycle 4,000 tons of solid and organic waste daily.