CAIRO: Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman said Tuesday that the governorate had finished a 4.5 million EGP ($629,343) project paving the historical road from El-Haram Street to the road leading to the Sphinx.
He added in his statements to Youm7 that the project was in coordination between the ministries of antiquities and tourism, based on a decision from Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.
The project will also include buying new cleaning equipment for the historical area and setting aside areas for street vendors.
Mahlab toured the Pyramids on April 12 with a number of officials and said the government wanted to develop historical areas, according to several media outlets. The improvement plan aims to raise the efficiency of the roads leading to the Pyramids, closing illegal entrances, protecting the area from any violations and building special roads for horses.
The same day, Mahlab ordered the project to commence according to Al-Masry Al-Youm. Mahlab also made a statement saying that tourist areas in Egypt are safe and that tourists are receiving total care and attention, but also added tourism is going through a difficult time due to the current situation in the country.
Al-Shorouq reported April 27 that so far the Ministry of Tourism has finished 80 percent of a 10 million EGP project to redevelop the Pyramids area.