An Egyptian deputy asked, via a live broadcast via Facebook, in front of the garbage dump in Al-Mahalla Al-Kobra center, for help to issue a case report. He also requested civil protection to extinguish the fires that broke out in the place.
In the live broadcast from the site, which was essentially a garbage recycling factory and stopped working, journalist Ahmed Bilal, a member of Parliament for the Bandar al-Mahalla constituency in the Gharbia governorate, said: “We have been for some time not able to breathe in the entire major locality, this place was It is supposed to solve the garbage crisis in the locality, but unfortunately the recycling plant has become the reason that the locality is suffocating … nearly a million citizens live and suffocate because of this.
The deputy of al-Mahalla al-Kubra sent a message to the governor of al-Gharbia saying: “If the scene in which I am standing satisfies you, if you accept you live in a place near the chimney in which I am standing, your presence will remain, allow them. Amidst the chimney and the fires are like this. “
The live broadcast won 56,000 views, 1,700 likes, 1,200 comments, and 600 posts within 6 hours of its publication. In the comments, citizens expressed their approval of what the deputy had done.
Bilal explained that the garbage recycling plant is a modern factory, which was established about 4 years ago and stopped working after a short period of operation and turned into a landfill.
The garbage was supposed to be transported to the garbage recycling plant in Sadat City, but what happens is that the garbage is transferred to the stalled factory and burns permanently, despite its proximity to the Al-Sadr Hospital and the fever in Mahalla, which is used to isolate those infected with the Coronavirus. Bilal warned of the outbreak of fires again, calling on the governor to restart the factory again.
Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm