Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 11:03 GMT
CAIRO – 13 September 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has given directives to form an integrated system for the management and maintenance of different districts and facilities at the New Administrative Capital, particularly the central area, the governmental district and public utilities, installations and facilities.
During meeting, Sunday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Electricity and Renewable Energy Minister Mohamed Shaker, Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled el Anani, Information and Communications Technology Minister Amr Talaat and Housing and New Communities Minister Assem el Gazzar, Sisi reviewed the work progress of infrastructure projects being implemented to provide the new capital with electricity and IT services, said the spokesman.
Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady added that the meeting also tackled the implementation status of the Grand Egyptian Museum project.
President Sisi giving directives to finalize it in line with the latest techniques and trends to reflect the magnitude of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
They also discussed the influx of foreign tourists into Egypt, preparations for the winter tourism season, which will start next month, and restoration works at a number of archaeological sites across the nation, such as the Luxor Temple, the Road of Rams and other historical places and landmarks, such as the Palace of Mohamed Ali in Shubra, Cairo, the spokesman concluded.
Last June, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled El-Anany, went on a tour to the Grand Egyptian Museum to inspect preparations as GEM prepares for opening.
The project has reached 98% complete, with artefacts completely installed in the Great Hall and Grand Staircase.
Installation of the approximately 5,300 artefacts in the Tutankhamun Galleries should be complete in September.
The Main Galleries which will hold over 12, 000 objects, is also being finalized and completed.
Major General Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project and the Surrounding Area, also revealed the details regarding the new museum being constructed besides the GEM main building to house King Khufu's boats.
The amazing work of GEM Curatorial and Conservation Departments was praised, as General Atef stressed the importance of the highly qualified teams in preserving and displaying Egypt’s heritage.
The Minister pointed out that "what he saw of the design and level of museum display in King Tutankhamun Galleries will match the halls of major international museums, and will make it one of the most beautiful exhibition halls in the world." GEM is truly a magnificent, world class Museum.