The IMC will provide technical and financial support for the
supply, installation and operation of small solar cells for grid-connected passenger
information displays in Cairo Airport.
Cairo- Aug 4, 2021
Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea, Minister of
Environment Yasmine Fouad, and Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar have witnessed
the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Industry Modernization Center
(IMC) and the two ministries of environment and civil aviation under the
National Project for Solar Cell Systems (Egypt-PV).
The protocol stipulates that the IMC will provide technical
and financial support for the supply, installation and operation of small solar
cells for grid-connected passenger information displays in Cairo Airport.
Egypt-PV is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the GEF Implementing Agency,
and is executed by IMC affiliated to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which
will assume the overall responsibility for the achievement of project results
as UNDP’s Implementing Partner (IP).
“The agreement supports the ministry’s plans to deepen the
local manufacturing of industries with high added value and technological
component, including the manufacture of solar power plant components, ,” Gamea
She pointed out that this pioneering project will positively affect
the local, regional and international public image of Cairo Airport, especially
in light of the country’s drive towards increasing reliance on new and
Fouad, for her part, stressed that integrating the
environmental aspect into the civil aviation sector is a top priority for
Egypt, in order to create more sustainable airports.
She added that the
project will eventually contribute to carbon emission reduction and cut electricity
Similarly, Manar pointed out that preserving the environment
is a top priority, noting that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken early steps
towards the use of clean energy within
its plan to transform Egyptian airports into environment-friendly ones, that
rely on solar and other renewable energy sources.