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Egypt’s Dendera Temple to be converted into an open museum

Egypt’s Dendera Temple to be converted into an open museum

CAIRO – 16 January 2019: The Ministry of Antiquities launched a project to develop the area around the Dendera Temple in Qena in preparation for converting it into an open museum.  “The first phase of the project, which includes the installation of nine stone terraces on the left side of the main entrance of the […]

Egypt ranked 2nd in CNN Travel’s top destinations in 2019

Egypt ranked 2nd in CNN Travel’s top destinations in 2019

CAIRO – 10 January 2019: Egypt has long been known for being a top holiday destination, a fact that has been further supported by CNN Travel. On January 4, 2019, CNN Travel published their annual list of top destinations for the year, placing Egypt in Second place, after Christchurch, New Zealand. Despite the recent terrorist […]

Egypt is the perfect spot ‘For the history puff’ in 2019: Vancouver Sun

Egypt is the perfect spot ‘For the history puff’ in 2019: Vancouver Sun

CAIRO – 10 January 2019: “King Tutankhamun’s complete museum collection — among 100,000 artifacts in total and some of which have never been seen in public — are housed in the newly opened, $1 billion Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) that overlooks the pyramids of Giza, in greater Cairo,” writes Canada’s Vancouver Sun. Ranked third on […]

Bloomberg ranks Egypt second best cruise destination in 2019

Bloomberg ranks Egypt second best cruise destination in 2019

CAIRO – 9 January 2019: Bloomberg has published a list of top cruise destinations recommended for tourists in 2019 where Egypt ranked second after Cuba preceding six other destinations including Turkey and Indonesia. The agency mentioned that the itineraries of luxury lines will mostly include stops in the country. It named the ocean lines Regent […]

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle fossils

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle fossils

CAIRO – 9 January 2019: Authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tons of fossils in the form of petrified wood and rocks as they were hidden in marble put in two containers that would be exported from Ain Sokhna port. The owner of the involved export company Abdel Khalek M. admitted that he was selling the […]

Human trafficking cases from Egypt in decline: UNODC report

Human trafficking cases from Egypt in decline: UNODC report

CAIRO – 9 January 2019: Egypt witnessed a remarkable decline in the cases of human trafficking detected in 2017, compared to cases reported in 2014, according to a report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Only 23 cases of trafficking in persons have been recorded during the period […]

Egypt intends to produce 7.8 bcf of natural gas per day in 2019-2020

Egypt intends to produce 7.8 bcf of natural gas per day in 2019-2020

CAIRO – 26 December 2018: Egypt intends to increase its natural gas production to 7.8 billion cubic feet per day in the 2019-2020 financial year from 6.6 billion cubic feet per day now, an official at the state’s natural gas holding company (EGAS) declared on Monday. The financial year begins in Egypt on July 1 and […]

Egypt records world 2nd highest rise in research output in 2018

Egypt records world 2nd highest rise in research output in 2018

CAIRO – 24 December 2018: Emerging economies revealed some of the largest increases in research output in 2018, according to estimates from the publishing-services company Clarivate Analytics. Egypt and Pakistan came at the top of the list in percentage terms, with rises of 21% and 15.9%, respectively, as reported by Nature Magazine. China’s publications rose […]

Banks’ financial position in Egypt rises to LE4.3T in 2016/17

Banks’ financial position in Egypt rises to LE4.3T in 2016/17

CAIRO – 24 December 2018: The banks’ total financial position hiked 49.7 percent during fiscal year 2016/2017, reaching LE 4261.3 billion, with an increase of LE1415.2 billion, compared to fiscal year 2015/2016, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS attributed this increase to the rise of deposit and current account […]

Egypt rolls-out 4 locally made gas-fueled buses

Egypt rolls-out 4 locally made gas-fueled buses

CAIRO – 21 December 2018: Egypt’s Public Transport Authority announced operating four new locally manufactured buses fueled by natural gas as part of the country’s efforts to solve traffic problems in Cairo. Rizk Ali, head of Egypt’s General Transport Authority, said that the experimental operation of the four buses comes as part of preparations to […]

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