A French report, published by Africa 21, a French website specialized in African affairs, confirmed that Egypt is working to promote green mobility to combat air pollution.
The report valued the allocation of $27.6 million for local manufacturing of 100 electric buses by 2023, noting that this step would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the country.
The report stated that following the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27), Egypt provided $27.6 million for the local manufacture of 100 electric buses, which would reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
He added, “Egypt is working to promote green transportation to combat air pollution. This is how the Egyptian Minister of Transport, Kamel Al-Wazir, and his counterpart, Mahmoud Esmat, who is in charge of the public business sector, recently signed a contract to purchase 100 electric buses.”
The report stated: At a total cost of 680 million Egyptian pounds ($27.6 million), the cars will be produced locally in the factory of the Egyptian Company for the Manufacturing of Commercial Vehicles (MCV), which is based in Al-Salhia in Sharkia Governorate, and the project is managed by the Arab Union for Land Transport and Tourism (Super Jet), and a production and repair plant. Armored vehicles of the National Authority for Military Production.
The report indicated that months ago, the Egyptian government signed a similar agreement worth 323 million Egyptian pounds (more than 17 million dollars) to purchase 70 electric buses, the vehicles dubbed “Setibus” were driven at the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, which took place. Recently held in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The French report stressed that in the meantime, electric car charging stations continue to be established in the capital, Cairo. These facilities are part of the Green Cities Program of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.