The Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Moustafa Madbouly, and Gerard Wolf, the President of the French Sustainable Cities Task Force, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop bilateral relations between Egypt and France in the field of sustainable cities, reported Invest Gate.

The MoU was signed in the presence of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and French President Francois Holland, and is between Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) and the International French Companies Movement (Mouvement des Entreprises de France international).

“The purpose of this memorandum is to develop the bilateral relations between the two countries in the field of sustainable urban development, providing scientific and practical solutions for sustainable low-carbon.

It is noteworthy that the Minister of Housing, in the framework of government policies, issued Ministerial Decree No. 512 for the year 2014, which established a central unit for sustainable and renewable energy for cities.

The decree carried out several projects in the field of solar energy, water recycling, sustainable construction, and integrated management of waste in a number of new cities.