7pm News Wrapup July 29
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Minister of Irrigation Hossam Moghazy announced Monday that a museum documenting the history of the High Dam will be inaugurated in Upper Egypt’s Aswan during celebrations of the 1973 October War, Youm7 reported.

A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.

The I Saw Harassment campaign witnessed and stopped 13 sexual assaults in Cairo on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the group announced Monday evening.

Business:

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is set to auction 7 billion EGP ($978.9 million) in treasury bills Thursday, amid ongoing efforts to fill a soaring budget deficit, according to CBE’s official website.

A group of Saudi investors is preparing to inject new investments worth more than 1 billion EGP in Egypt’s health sector during the coming 18 months, ahead of the Saudi Egyptian Business Council (SEBC).

In-Depth:

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