UAE’s sustainability group Beeah inked a new deal with Green Planet, Egypt’s emerging environmental services company to develop a new green technology project in Egy[t’s Red Sea resort city Sharm el-Sheikh. This comes ahead of the COP27 UN Convention on Climate Change, set to be hosted in November.
The 10-year contract will provide waste management as well as collection transportation, and cleaning services to Sharm el-Sheikh before, during, and after the climate change summit, Beeah said.
In addition, the two companies will also launch an environmental awareness campaign aimed at locals in the coastal city, Beeah Group said in a press release.
The contract with Sharm El Sheikh is Beeah’s second in Egypt. In 2020, it signed the Middle East’s largest waste management contract with the New Administrative Capital, which is aiming for an ambitious landfill waste diversion rate of 80 percent.
Egypt is pursuing several green initiatives ahead of COP27. China recently sent solar equipment to Sharm el-Sheikh. Egypt also recently shut down a coal factory and launched a project to restore coral reefs in the Red Sea.