Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said stated that 40% of Egypt’s projects are green and the state aims to boost this figure to 50% next year, El Ahram Newspaper reported.
El-Said’s announcement came during her speech today at the Tale of Homeland conference in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Before the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, we achieved 6.6% growth rates, unemployment reached its lowest level of 7%, and foreign direct investment reached $10 billion, El-Said stated.
El-Said said that under these circumstances, Egypt faces unprecedented challenges.
The world leaders met in 2015 and set a sustainable development agenda based on 17 goals that the world must commit to achieving in 2030, El-Said pointed out.
The most important of these goals are reducing poverty and hunger, achieving access to sustainable resources, clean energy, gender equality, decent job opportunities, and other goals agreed upon by the world.
El-Said confirmed that Egypt was the first to adopt this development agenda. She continued that it was a participatory vision in which all the people of the country participated.