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Industrial Zones Development

Green Industrial Development

Transition towards a green industrial development is considered a key element in addressing greenhouse gas emissions from industry in the future, that leads to increasing climate change and its variability, a report issued from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concerning the future scenarios for emissions by 2030 has indicated that carbon dioxide emission resulting from the industrial sector estimated about 14 gigatonnes (including electricity use). On one hand climate is changed, as a result of the unsustainable patterns of industrial development, on the other hand, climate change adaptation policies have a positive impact on industrial development to make it sustainable development.

Green Industry Definition:
Green industry is "the industry that try to satisfy the human needs in addition to social and economic development without harming the environment and natural resources, through the optimal investment for renewable resources to reduce waste, reusing and recycling to reduce the adverse impact on health and environment and improve energy efficiency, leading to conservation of natural resources, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the use of technologies compatible with the environment. "

The Importance of Green Industry:

  • Efficient use of raw materials and natural resources.
  • Reduction of solid and liquid wastes.
  • Re-use of industrial waste.
  • Replacing dangerous toxic substances used in industry with less toxic materials.
  • Compatibility between production and technology to be in line with international environmental standards.
  • Open up new scales of investment in green economy.
  • Create a business that provides a service in cleaner production and take into account the environmental standards and provide jobs.
  • Providing a healthy environment for present and future generations.
  • Carbon emissions reduction in all stages of manufacturing which contributes to the reduction of global warming.

The Road Towards Green Industrial Development:

  • "Greening" of existing industries by improving its efficiency in addition to improving effectiveness of resources use which leads to increasing productivity and improving economic efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Creating new industries "green" that aims at the expansion of the application of environmental technologies such as factories that produce units to make use of solar energy, wind energy and biomass, in addition to environmental services such as consultation in the field of energy rationalization and improving trade in chemical substances.
  • Cleaner production is a preventive strategy to protect the environment from industrial pollutants before they occur, through the constant application of the preventive strategy includes manufacturing, marketing and service operations, that aims at increasing efficiency and reduce risks to human health and environment.

The Project of Rehabilitation of El Obor City as a Green Sustainable Eco-friendly City


For more information about the project (Ar) ...pdf

Environmental Awareness, Training and Capacity Building

For the importance of preparing cadres, the department of industrial zones management has participated in the following events:

  • A seminar entitled "Awareness and Requirements of International Standard ISO 9001/2015":
    In the headquarters of the Egyptian General Authority for Standards and Quality - Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade, the aim of the seminar is to introduce international standards ISO 9001 that will be reissued in its new version in 2015 concerning quality management systems as well as the International Standard ISO 26000 for the social responsibility and seminar dealt with a number of lectures including:
  • Participation in the organization of: The fifteenth conference and exhibition entitled "Green technologies .... in the chemicals industry, between ambition and constraints" in collaboration with the Environmental Affairs Association and with the attendance of a number of experts in this field from research centers, universities, branches and industrial facilities and the conference included a number of lectures such as:
  • Third Scientific Symposium "Vision towards agriculture pesticides and its residues in Egypt."
    Under the supervision of the central laboratory for pesticide residues - the Ministry of Agriculture and land reclamation. The seminar discussed pesticide management and its residues in Egypt and its impact on agricultural products in local and exporting markets, the seminar included a number of lectures including:
    • The current situation for pesticide residues in Egypt
      (Prof. Ashraf Almrsafi- Director of the Central Laboratory for pesticide residues and heavy metals in food)
    • Health and environmental cost of agricultural pesticides
      (Prof. Yahia Abdul Hamid Ibrahim Abdel Aal – full time Professor of Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University)
    • The role of green trade project initiative in controlling pesticides use to increase vegetable and fruits exports for European Union
      (Mr. Mahmoud Bassiouni – project manger "Green Trade Initiative" - Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade)
    • The Ministerial Decree No. 1018 of 2013 was also discussed concerning registering, trading and using pesticides, that was issued after the amendments on decision number 1835 of 2011.web
    • The seminar concluded with a number of recommendations including:

    • The importance to evaluate the cost of environmental degradation resulting from the use of agricultural pesticides and calculating the cost resulting from the use of each pesticide individually.
    • The necessity to apply good agricultural practices and implementation mechanisms to get a safer product on public health and environment.
    • Activating the role of agricultural extension and educate farmers with the optimal use of pesticides.
    • The application of limited license for those dealing with pesticides, renewed every 3 years.
    • Improving a national quality system of agricultural products and exports compatible with international regulations and the needs of foreign markets.
    • Updating Agriculture Law No. 53 of 1966 with respect to Agricultural Pesticides.
    • Completing a monitoring program of pesticide residues and greater efforts in the governorates that go beyond the maximum allowable limits of pesticide program (such as Qalubia - Elbhira – Elsharqia ).
  • A workshop entitled "Neutralize hazardous neglected chemicals in Egypt."
    The cleaner production technology centre / Ministry of Industry and Trade, small and medium industries Center with the participation of the chemical security program CSP and security and chemical safety a "CRDF" that organize a workshop, where number of lectures and activities were organized including the following:
    • Management systems of hazardous chemicals in Egypt / strengths points and challenges and gaps
      (Prof. Saad Hassan - Faculty of Science - Ain Shams University)
    • Sustainability - Green your business
      (Eng. Yahya Dessouky Director of Huntsman Corporation Advanced Materials)
    • Integrated management of hazardous wastes of POPs case study in Egypt pdf
      (Chem.  Elham Refaat General Manger of Environmental Development - National Coordinator of Stockholm Convention)
    • Industrial Chemical Waste Management
      (Prof. Shadia Sheshiny - professor emeritus of chemical engineering Cairo University, operational Director of pollution Abatement project)
    • Responsible Care program in Egypt, the Federation of Egyptian Industries / environmental compliance and sustainable development office
      (Eng. Adel Taha chemical sector coordinator / Federation of Egyptian Industries / environmental compliance and Sustainable Development Office)
    • Hazardous chemical waste Reduction and cleaner production techniques
      (Eng. Ali Abu sina, the Egyptian National Cleaner Production Centre)
    • Safe Sites of Handling, storage and inventory of hazardous chemicals substances
      (Dr Bassam. Hayek- hazardous material management system - the Director of Environmental Research Center - Jordan)
    • Burning of hazardous chemicals
      (Dr. Heinz Leonberger- Director of Environment Management department, United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO)
    • Tripoli case study on hazardous chemicals treatment
      (Dr. Ahmed Yousef- Faculty of Science - Cairo University)
    • Disposal of chemical hazardous waste and illegal dumping in Egypt
      (Eng. Saber Khalf Allah - sanitary landfill of hazardous chemicals in Nasiriyah)
  • The department also participated in the following:

  • A workshop entitled "Sustainable development and ecological industrial zones “in cooperation with the Environmental Affairs Association with the participation of the industrial establishments and the relevant ministries and NGOs in this field, where a working paper was presented on "Sustainable development and ecological industrial zones ".
  • A workshop on "Chemicals management" in cooperation with relevant ministries and agencies.
  • Conference of the Higher Institute of Public Health with a working paper "Using refusals as an energy source in the cement industry."