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28 Oct2020


Marsa Alam Clean-up campaigns in October

The solid waste work team HEPCA - The Southern sector - conducted several cleaning campaigns during the month of October in Marsa Alam city, around schools on the occasion of the new school year, and on the beaches after the summer season. Public beaches cleaned were Marsa Samadai, Marsa Assalaya, Marina Marsa Alam, and Naizak. Litter boxes were also placed on the four beaches, after we received many complaints about the lack of garbage containers in those areas. We kindly ask all beaches’ visitors to dispose their waste in the designated boxes, we also ask the boats crews not to throw the waste of boats into the sea as it severely harms the marine environment, which is the main source of national income and for the marine sports employees, please keep the garbage in sealed bags and throw it In the litter box closest to you on land. Unfortunately, we make regular cleaning campaigns for these beaches, but the wrong behaviour of some destroys all the efforts made in this regard.

01 Jul2020


Updates about the Red Sea Moorings

As Part of HEPCA's mission to protect the Red Sea Coral Reefs, HEPCA's moorings team conducted a visit to the most important diving spots to apply maintenances for currents buoys and add new ones in needed areas in 1st 6 months of 2020. The diving spots visited were the areas of North Hurghada, Hurghada, Safaga, Quseir, Marsa Alam, Wadi El-Gemal, Hamata and Brothers Islands where we checked the buoys to applied maintenance and installed new buoys. The moorings team visited 152 locations out of 164, checked 815 buoys out of 880, maintained 464 buoys, reinstalled 370, and added 12 new ones in Brothers Islands, Bakol, El- Erg El-Kabeer, Gobal due to the increased need in those areas, to reach a total of 892 buoys spread across the Red Sea.   All moorings' maintenance operations were applied via HEPCA's boats (1, 3, 4, and Amr Ali Red Sea Defender). Nonetheless Ducks Safa Quseir donated two boats (Blue Bird & Salem) to assist us in this regard.

13 Jun2020


World Ocean Day Clean-ups

As part of our regular clean-up campaigns for public beaches and Islands in the Red Sea, and in celebration of World ocean day, HEPCA conducted two clean-up operations in Hurghada & Marsa Alam. The first clean-up took place at Felfela Public beach in Hurghada with the help of approximately 70 volunteers who managed to collect about 400 Kilograms of plastic debris from the beach. Many thanks to all the volunteers for their magnificent efforts in this event, without you we couldn't make it :) The second clean-up operation was done by HEPCA's Solid Waste team in Marsa Alam for Awlad Baraka Public beach (Tondoba Bay) K14 south of Marsa Alam, where we managed to collect a good amount of Solid Waste debris from the beach.

13 Jun2020


Red Sea Dive Clean-Up

Glad to announce that the "Red Sea Dive Clean-Up" campaign organized by Ministry of Environment under the sponsorship of the "Live Green" and in collaboration with Chamber of Diving & Water Sports and the Red Sea Protectorates was successful in collecting 30 tons of Solid Waste garbage debris from Hurghada, Safaga, and Marsa Alam main marinas. The 8th and last day of the initiative today was in Marsa Alam Marina for the second consecutive day where we managed to collect 6 tons of Solid waste with the help of 12 volunteers from the divers who live and work in the city along with HEPCA and CDWS diving teams, nonetheless, a beach cleanup was carried out by children from the community along with HEPCA's staff. All the collected garbage debris is transferred via HEPCA's compactors to our Solid Waste plants in Hurghada and Marsa Alam for sorting. Many thanks to the  Ministry of environment for organizing this initiative for our partners  CDWS and RSPA for all the support and the collective work and efforts. We would also like to thank all the volunteers from individual divers and for diving centers who helped with their teams and equipment and looking forward to more collaborations and interaction from the community for a healthy and a clean habitat for all of us. 

06 Jun2020


Removing of a large oil stain in Marsa Alam

Upon receiving a report from the staff of Shagra Touristic Village in Marsa that there is an oil gathering in the area between Shagra and Habiba Villages at the kilo 20 north of Marsa Alam City, HEPCA's team checked the site to discover an Oil pollution stain 300 meters long and 1 meters wide on the beach estimated 6 to 8 cubic meters, from an unknown source may be caused by a leak from commercial boat engines near the coast area or clean-up of oil tanks of a boat in the nearby area. Both teams of HEPCA and Shagra Village cooperated in demolishing the stain and were able to completely remove this pollution. HEPCA's team is inspecting the coast line along South Red Sea to see if there are remains for this pollution. We would like to thank the management & staff of Shagra Village for their usual support for the environmental conservation & protection.  

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