Egypt Press Review: June 21
Egyptian Press
By NOUR MOHIE EDDIN

 

Youm7 press

Youm7

Security forces arrested members of an alleged spying network headed by a Sinai native who allegedly used youths to collect information about the situation in Egypt and passed the information to the Israeli Mossad intelligence service.

Also:

  • The Ministry of Housing made settlements worth 1.5 billion EGP ($209.6 million) with major investors.
  • New parties and youth coalitions have decided to run in parliamentary elections.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture put aside 1 million acres for reclamation in Upper Egypt.

Al-Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Amr Mousa withdrew from a meeting of the International Forum for Peace in Paris in what he said was a rejection to the meeting becoming politicized and allowing Israeli participants to discuss subjects irrelevant of the meeting’s topic.

Also:

  • Two fires were extinguished in two petrol and supply warehouses in Helwan and Basateen.
  • Minister of Housing: We managed to regain 2 billion EGP of the State’s receivables.
  • Daylight savings time ended temporarily as of midnight on Thursday.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Minister of Finance Hani Kadry said the new fiscal year’s budget will allocate 55 percent of its channels for social-oriented programs. He said that education and health allocations will increase by 22 billion EGP.

Also:

  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi welcomed Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz upon his arrival to Egypt for a state visit.
  •  Anti-harassment police will wear a special uniform.
  •  A 55 million EGP building will have room allocated for street vendors.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Minister of Manpower Nahed Hasan Ashry met with 600 workers from Zad supermarkets, which are owned by Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater, and were closed temporarily following a government crackdown. She said in the meeting that no worker will be harmed and their financial rights are guaranteed along with work opportunities after a decision was made to place Zad under the Egyptian Company for Wholesale Trade’s supervision.

Also:

  • The Ministries of Electricity, Housing, Health and Supply will start working at 7 a.m.
  • The Ministry of Supply has called for a 20 percent increase in gas cylinders and flour to prepare for Ramadan.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

A source in the Ministry of Investment said the government may postpone an expected international donors’ conference until the end of 2014 in order to prepare a clear economic program to encourage foreign investors.

Also:

  • Parts of the Wadi Gedid governorate will be reorganized into the Asyut, Sohag, Qena and Aswan governorates according to sources from the Ministry of Housing.
  • Nassar Abdallah, a Sohag University philosophy professor, received a wave of criticism after calling for the execution of street children.
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