Egypt is on a mission to turn the whole country into a green zone. An anti-plastic movement has taken over the Red Sea Governorate and now Sharm El-Sheikh announced its plans to turn into an eco-friendly city through a collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
During a meeting with the Governor of South Sinai, Khaled Foda, Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmin Fouad, announced plans to turn the village of Gharqana in Nabq into an eco-friendly village. The UNDP has already funded the launch of the project by providing $5m back in 2018.
It was also agreed to provide the province with paper bags and environmentally friendly reusable materials such as alternatives to plastic bags in hopes of spreading awareness regarding the danger plastic bags pose to the environment and marine life.