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'Clean Homeland' Campaign Launched Today in Cairo and Other Governorates
'Clean Homeland' Campaign Launched Today in Cairo and Other Governorates
Political, social and youth groups and movements across Egypt are positively participating in efforts to clean up the streets across the entire country in a ‘Clean Homeland’ initiative called by the newly-inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi.
Friday, July 27,2012 22:42

The launch of the 'Clean Homeland' initiative, announced by Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi earlier in the month, began today, Friday, in Cairo and other provinces.

The campaign includes cleaning the streets of garbage and waste. A large number of political players as well as youth and community movements have announced participation in the initiative to clean up the country.

The governorates of Gharbiya and Beheira started the campaign with massive popular rallies and conferences.

Most of Egypt’s provinces have set up ‘Groups’ pages on Facebook, that provide addresses of places of assembly, and receive ideas and suggestions.

Dr. Mustafa Hussein Kamel, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, said that the ministry has prepared a program of work, for Friday and Saturday, to participate in the ‘Clean Homeland’ campaign launched by the President of Egypt.

Dr. Kamel said that, during the campaign, work will take place using three methods of hygiene and public cleanliness in parallel, by removing piles of accumulated garbage, improving sidewalks and pavements, planting street trees and increasing environmental awareness.

He further pointed that the solution to the problem of cleaning the whole country depends on three axes, namely: the 'Clean Homeland' campaign in its first stage, on July 27 and 28; implementation of the President’s 100-day program; and adopting somewhat short-term durable solutions, such as the provision of tools and equipment, and selection of suitable sites for recycling factories and safe-disposal landfills, as well as supporting and boosting the capacity of national companies working in the field of public hygiene, cleaning and garbage-collection.

A number of NGOs joined neighborhood youth volunteers, taking part in the campaign. The Ministry of Environment will provide all with tools for cleaning, tree-planting and mobile public awareness units.

 

tags: Morsi / Egypt / President / NGOs / Gharbiya / Beheira

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