Egypt installs solar energy stations in 4 sites to promote green tourism

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CAIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt has installed solar energy stations in four museums and archaeological sites across the country as part of a plan to promote sustainable tourism, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday.

The four sites include the Giza Plateau hosting the Pyramids, Mohamed Ali's Palace in Cairo, the Alexandria National Museum and the Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria.

The move was part of an agreement signed between Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and other international development and cultural preservation institutions in November 2022, during the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) held in the Red Sea's resort of Sharm al-Sheikh.

"The installation of green energy contributes to preserving, protecting and rehabilitating Egypt's cultural heritage and helps to achieve the country's sustainable development strategy Egypt's Vision 2030," the statement added.

The four stations have a total capacity of about 85 kilowatts and are connected to the electrical grids in Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria.

The statement added that solar energy will be extended to the Sharm al-Sheikh National Museum in September. Enditem

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