Egyptian Minister of Environment Dr. Yasmine Fouad - FILE
CAIRO - 24 April 2022: Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad confirmed that the climate change conference (COP27), which will be hosted by Egypt in November, is an opportunity to activate eco-tourism not only in Sharm el-Sheikh, the hosting city, but will include a number of tourist cities such as St. Catherine, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Siwa.
In special statements, the minister explained that there are also a number of green tourism programs that will be discussed at the climate conference, especially the sustainable tourism strategy, which has been completed and is currently being reviewed.
She stressed that the first training program for hotel workers on everything related to environment- friendly practices has been launched seeking to achieve sustainable tourism, through the training of 46 hotels, and developing a guideline for compatibility with the environment, in addition to setting a number of environmental requirements for restaurants and cafeterias.
The government during this period is racing against time to finalize preparations for Egypt's hosting of the climate conference, with follow-up from the country's political leadership.