3 Alexandria officials to be tried over corruption
Judges of Cairo criminal court during the hearing of Qatar Espionage case, May, 7, 2016. Youm7

CAIRO: Three officials at Alexandria governorate’s cabinet were referred to an urgent trial Sunday over corruption charges, Youm7 reported.

The general director of the projects and workshops administration, the director of the workshops administration, and an engineer at the cabinet are involved in violations buying plastic cans to collects garbage in the city.

The administrative prosecution had received a report of the incident from the Administrative Control Authority. The incident dates back to 2014, when 2 million EGP were dispensed to buy trash cans that were discovered to be defective.

Earlier in June, advisor to the health minister and his secretary were detained over a 4.5-million EGP bribe accepted to select a certain medical equipment importer to purchase devices needed by National Nasser Institute. The bribe was concealed by claiming the import would cost higher than its actual price; hence the extra amount would be taken by the official.

Egypt ranked as the 88th least corrupt country out of 175 in 2015, according to Transparency International.

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