Urban Environment in western El-Minia district project is a project for integrated development by focusing on solid waste and aimed to improve the environment in western district of El-Minia and improving living conditions of the poor and marginalized who are suffering from problems hindering development of their environment with their social and economic participation through the following themes:
Components of the project
1- Component of solid waste management
Working in this component aims to establishing and operating a system for proper collecting of wastes and being transported to the final disposal running by El-Minya governorate.
The comprehensive and integrated development of urban environment in western district of El-Minia is based on the component of solid waste management by supporting of many different activities to ensure effective participation of the community; therefore the project is based on the following:
In order to get rid of the solid waste generated from population and economic activity units in the district at a rate of almost 90 tons per day.
2- Fields and activities which directly support component of solid waste management.
It is a group of activities carried out to achieve objectives related to needs of people of the western district of El- Minya and is directly connected to component of solid waste management as follows:
. Closing illegal landfills and developing the official landfill.
. Providing occupational health and safety for workers of solid waste.
. Raising environmental awareness and community mobilization.
. Vocational training.
It is a group of activities carried out to achieve objectives related to needs of people of the western district of El- Minya in the fields of health, education, development of environmental polluting projects, decorating and building national parks, development of public services, improving structure and environment of schools, improving homes of the poor, small projects and institutional support which are linked indirectly to component of solid waste management.
Component of solid waste management.
Currently the project continues to provide services to citizens respectively. In spite of the difficult economic conditions in Egypt after the January revolution, the local unit with support of El-Minya governorate is obliged to provide its commitments regularly.
Collecting and transforming of solid waste from the district in a proper way and being transformed to public landfill managed by the local unit of center and city of El-Minya.
With population of nearly 200 000 inhabitants in addition to visitors of the district, whether El- Minya University or five villages and regions.
Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services
Fagr Gideed institution
Address: Souk El Asr St., off El-Asbany St.