Egypt Press Review: July 7
Egyptian newspapers

Youm7 press


Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly announced the allocation of three billion EGP to fund development projects and low-cost units in seven governorates.


  • Islamist Political Analyst Kamal Abu el-Magd launched a new initiative for reconciliation between the current regime and the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Security committee at the Supreme Council of Universities finalized the mechanism of its security system and installed cameras and metal detector gates at the entrances of the universities.

Al-Ahram press


  • Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi said, during his visit to the north coast governorate of Matrouh, that the ministry will develop a housing project for locals in Matrouh’s city of Al-Dabaa.
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  • Cairo Governor Galal al-Saeed said that there will be no increase in the prices of public transportation vehicles.
  • Hossam al-Shaer, head of the Tourism Agencies Chamber said that the rise in fuel prices will raise accommodation prices at hotels and tourist resorts by 10-20 percent.

Akhbar press


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Sunday with media professionals and editors in chief of national, partisan, and private newspapers to discuss the latest economic decisions.Also


  • Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy said that over seven million low-income citizens in nine governorates will be covered by the health insurance program.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt and Ethiopia talks on the Renaissance Dam are to be resumed.


  • Minister of Education Mahmoud Abou el-Nasr issued a decision to increase fees of private schools by three to 17 percent starting from the academic year 2014-2015.
  • Minister of Transportation Hany Dahy said Sadat Metro Station will reopen in hours. Giza metro station was reopened Sunday.

Al-Shorouq press


The Egyptian company for metro management and operation decided to remove garbage bins from metro stations in fear of using them to hide bombs.


  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes between 1.75 EGP ($ 0.25) to 2.75 EGP per pack. The decree also included a 200 percent increase on local and imported beer (with a minimum of 400 EGP per 100 liters); 0.83 EGP per 330ml bottle of beer.
  • Al-Ahly vs Smouha will play Monday evening in the third and last round of the final mini-league phase.
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