Youm7 has obtained a copy of a government plan to address the lack of butane gas during winter, where it will distribute butane cylinders through selling smart cards to prevent black market smuggling.
- Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy said 30 offers have been received from American companies to fund and implement a large grain storing center.
- Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said the ministry is implementing a plan aimed at adding 4,300 megawatts of solar energy to Egypt’s electricity grid within two years.
The Journalists Syndicate submitted a number of police reports to the attorney general against Zamalek Sports Club head Mortada Mansour claiming he slandered the syndicate’s council.
- Security forces in North Sinai killed five alleged militants.
- Police arrested 62 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood and accused them of being involved in inciting chaos and attacking police stations.
Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou has received a report monitoring tourist installations and hotels during July, August and September. The report indicated that ministry representatives have released ministerial decisions to close 27 tourist installations, accept the building of 31 others and renew the licenses of 501.
- A high profile banking source said that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will close five currency exchanges for violating trade rules. Some of these companies were said to be affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
- The Cabinet’s decision to ban truck movement during the day inside cities will officially come into force Saturday, but with the exclusion of trucks carrying strategic items.
Security forces declared a state of emergency along the Suez Canal waterway following an alleged militant attack that targeted an Egyptian naval patrol in the Mediterranean Thursday.
- Maj. Gen. Kamel Al-Waziri, the chief of staff of the Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority and supervisor of the “New Suez Canal” project, said the first phase of the dry digging of the new branch of the canal will be completed by the end of 2014, a month earlier than scheduled.
In the presence of 25,000 fans, the Egyptian national football team is scheduled to meet its Senegalese counterpart in a do-or-die match in Cairo Stadium Sunday. Egypt is seeking to qualify for the African Cup of Nations scheduled to be held in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.