The Egyptian Government completed its National Implementation Plan (NIP) in mid 2005 and submitted the finalized document to the Stockholm Convention on March 16, 2006. The country's priorities in terms of POPs, as outlined in the NIP, include actions plans to address unintentional releases of dioxin and furans, management and environmentally sound disposal of PCBs and Pesticide wastes, institutional and regulatory strengthening measures, and awareness building and stakeholder involvement activities.
The Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre and the C.S.D (Swiss consulting firm) were awarded a tender to update the existing data of PCB's (Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls) and Obsolete Pesticides (including pesticides listed in Stockholm convention) in addition to prepare a co-financing strategy for management of PCBs and obsolete pesticides in Egypt.
Review of existing data on PCB Stock to be available.
Prepare an initial PCB inventory, which includes methodology development, data collection and data analysis and results.
Review of existing inventory of obsolete pesticides.
Update of inventory of obsolete pesticides.
Preparation for the development of co-financing strategy.