Cairo Governorate to Plant Roof Gardens Across Capital
By Mai Aljazairy
In a conference on the 14th of July, Cairo governor, Khaled Abdel Aal, met with some of the country’s leading figures in sustainable development, according to an official statement from the Cairo Governorate. They talked about Egypt’s 2030 vision and the country’s sustainable development strategy.
During the conference, the delegates suggested the planting of roof gardens all over Cairo in an attempt to beautify the city. This approach comes in light of different campaigns throughout the capital to make the city more appealing and beautiful.
The governor suggested that the delegates should start by first communicating with residents of buildings to ease the process of planting gardens on their roofs. Part of the plan is to also urge residents to attend events to help raise their awareness on the importance of having more greenery in the city, as well as gardening workshops.
The governor also stated that the cost of the city-wide project will be carried by the governorate. They will be sending the cars, plant pots, and workers to do the work. All that is asked of each building’s residents is to learn how to take care of the plants afterwards.