In a step intended to increase green spaces and combat climate change, Egypt’s government decided to plant 100 million trees across the country.
The ambitious project, which will be implemented in cooperation between governmental and non-governmental bodies, aims to double per capita green spaces, improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gases, and therefore improve public health, said Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad.
The step comes in line with the country’s agenda for hosting the COP27 climate conference, according to a statement issued by Egypt’s cabinet.
The statement said that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly reviewed the key elements of the presidential initiative, which will start with a campaign to plant trees along the country’s highways.
He said each governorate should determine the roads and spaces that are suitable to be parks and gardens
It’s worth mentioning that nearly 9,900 locations covering more than 6,600 feddans countrywide have been chosen to build forests and public parks.