The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) has been allocated 8 fedans of land in the area of Khanka (Qalyubeya Governorate) to build an Integrated Resource Recovery Centre (IRRC) for the area.
The land was awarded to the programme through an official decree by the Prime Minister of Egypt. The allocation of land comes in the context of the solid waste management component of the PDP which aims to develop an integrated community based solid waste management system in two cities in Qalyuebya Governorate.
The centre which will serve the cities of Khanka and Khosoos will be dedicated to the recovery of valuable material, composting of organic waste and producing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from waste to be used as alternative fuel in cement kilns in Egypt. It is expected that the IRRC will be up and running in the second half of 2013.