Egypt Rehabilitates Coastal Areas To Address Climate Change: Minister

CAIRO, Egypt has rehabilitated 210 km of its northern coast and pushed forward projects mitigating or adapting to the effects of climate change, the country’s minister of irrigation and water resources said, yesterday.

Egypt is still working on restoring 50 km of shores across the country, as part of its strategy to preserve coastal areas from climate ramifications and protect existing investments in industrial, agricultural, and tourist zones, official Ahram Online news reported, citing the minister, Mohamed Abdel-Aty.

Meanwhile, Abdel-Aty’s ministry has launched a climate adaptation project, on the North Coast and the Nile Delta, to counter sea-level rises, the impact of weather hazards on low-lying coastal areas, and seawater intrusion.

The project, set to be completed by next year, is being implemented over an area of 69 km in five coastal governorates, namely Port Said, Damietta, Daqahliya, Kafr El-Sheikh and Beheira, said Abdel-Aty, adding, it includes the establishment of an early weather warning centre, in the Mediterranean.

Additionally, the ministry was proposing a multi-year management plan, to preserve investments and natural resources of the North Coast, according to the report.

Egypt, which will host the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Nov, is seeking to promote its national green transition.

Source: Nam News Network

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