Minister of Environment and Fayoum Governor Inspect Sustainable Transport Project
Prof. Yasmine Salah El-Din Fouad, Minister of Environment accompanied by Maj. Gen. Essam Saad, Fayoum Governor, Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid, President of Fayoum University, Vice-Presidents and a number of Deans of Faculties visited the bicycle points set up within Fayoum University as part of the Sustainable Transport Project, on Monday 14/10/2019.
Prof. Yasmine Salah, Minister of Environment congratulated Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid on the confidence of the President about his appointment as President of the University and pointed out that Sustainable Transport Project is one of the promising projects that achieve sustainable development of the environment in order to preserve the human health of Egypt and natural resources for future generations. The Fayoum Governorate was one of the first governorates nationwide to adopt this project.
Maj. Gen. Essam Saad welcomed the Minister of Environment and the accompanying delegation, adding that her visit is the second of its kind to Fayoum governorate and comes in response to the political leadership's directions on the rehabilitation of the Egyptian lakes, especially Lake Qaroun, referring to the meetings held with the Prime Minister in this regard. He added that a high committee headed by the Minister of Environment is working to restore the environmental balance of Lake Qaroun.
Meanwhile, Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid announced that it was decided to launch the Sustainable Transport Project starting from Fayoum University, where the university provided seven points as platforms for the project, which contains 70 bicycles, adding that the project includes the provision of advertising for commercial companies on bicycle platforms and bicycles to achieve an economic return that allows to provide the necessary budget for the maintenance of bicycle platforms and that the university has developed mechanisms through which the optimal use by university students of the project.
After that, Maj. Gen. Essam Saad, accompanied by Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid, held a meeting with Prof. Yasmine Salah El-Din Fouad, Minister of Environment in the presence of a large number of officials of the Ministry of Environment and Fayoum Governorate to discuss a number of new issues and projects.
At the end of the tour, Prof. Ahmed Gaber Shedid, President of the University, invited the Minister of Environment and the Governor to attend the university's artistic concert in the framework of Fayoum University celebrations commemorating the glorious victories of October, where the Minister and the university guests listened to a number of national songs. The University President presented the University Shield and the Governorate to the Minister of Environment. He also honored Mr. Abdul Gawad Ahmed Abdul Gawad, who participated in October War by donating the University Shield.

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