• Organization TypeGovernment

Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project (POPs Egypt)

Vision and overall objective of the project: The main objective of the project is a development objective to improve management and disposal of stockpiles of banned and abandoned pesticides, as well as PCBs, in an environmentally sound manner. Specific objectives of the project: The first goal is the safe disposal of 1,000 tons of banned and expired pesticides in some locations, including about 220 tons stored in the port of Adabiya in Suez, and about 430 tons stored in the classroom in Giza and 350 tons in nine other regions. The second goal is to collect and treat 1000 tons of oils contaminated with PCBs, which are persistent organic pollutants that were used in electrical transformers and have serious health and environmental effects. The project works to transfer and localize the technology for treating these oils. The third goal Building scientific capabilities, transferring technology to ministries and stakeholders, training and disseminating awareness and knowledge to different users and groups of society, and achieving integration between ministries and relevant bodies such as the environment, agriculture, electricity, industry, and health. Project management: The   project has a steering committee that includes representatives of a number of ministries, including the environment, agriculture, electricity, industry, planning and international cooperation, and the project has an advisory committee that includes a group of scientists and experts to provide scientific and technical advice for the project. The project and civil society: The project is keen to integrate civil societies and civil society in its various activities, and works in partnership with it in the various governorates, and the civil societies are represented in the project management committee and participate in various activities.
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