Egypt to build 228 mln USD facility to turn rice straw into woodChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 14, 2020
Egypt will set up a facility worth 228 million U.S. dollars to convert rice straw into wood in a bid to limit air pollution resulting from burning the straw, official Ahram Online news website reported.
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Burning agricultural waste, mostly rice straw, has for years posed a major environmental challenge and caused severe air pollution in the already highly-polluted country.
A deal for the project was signed on Thursday between newly-established state wood technology company WOTECH and state-owned oil firm Petrojet during an international energy conference in Cairo, the website reported, adding that another agreement was signed with the German firm.
The plant will produce high-quality local products that will be used in various sectors like furniture, construction, and decoration. ■