Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Chief Ahmed Abouel Saud said on Tuesday that the Environment Ministry will carry out this year a project to cultivate rooftops on houses, adding that this project will be carried out in collaboration with NGOs.
Abouel Saud added that there has been coordination with the Social Solidarity Ministry to select some NGOs that work in the Greater Cairo area and have expertise in such fields. The ministry will offer financial support to clean the rooftops and cultivate them, while the NGOs will offer technical support.
He added that the project’s idea is based on cleaning old items and trash from rooftops and cultivating vegetables and fruits that the house owners can benefit from depending on simple techniques.
The project will help in saving economic profit for the house owners and turn the roofs into beautiful scenes.
Edited translation from MENA