Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Poverty Alleviation through Creating Low-Cost Jobs in the Solid Waste System in Greater Cairo
Location Manshiet Nasser and Ezbet El-Nakhl Zabbaleen Settlements neighborhoods in the greater Cairo Region
Duration 24 months
Start – End date 30.11.2008-31.21.2010
Budget EGP 2,198,200.00
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart International Centre for Environment and Development (ICED)
Implementing Institution ICED
Description This project is geared towards helping with poverty alleviation by creating around 300 low-cost jobs through upgrading municipal solid waste recycling workshops & establishing maintenance workshops for the upgraded ones in Zabbaleen settlement of Manchiet Nasser and Ezbet el Nakhl.
Expected Results 1.      Create four hundred and five jobs at the cost of around 6000 EGP per job, upgrade one hundred and nine existing recycling workshops and provide required tools for ten maintenance workshops; providing maintenance equipment & tools (lathe, Mobile Cutting Machine, Mobile Drilling Machine, etc.).

2.      Trained workshops owners and workers on safety procedures

Improved environment in the targeted areas through reducing emissions

Target Beneficiaries Recycling and maintenance workshops owners
Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it