Egypt’s local digest June 25: Cairo contacts Saudi Arabia to stop deportation of 5,167 Egyptian families
Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram - YOUM7

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Cairo contacts Saudi Arabia to stop deportation of 5,167 Egyptian families

Minister of Emigration Nabila Makram said that she is contacting Saudi authorities to stop the deportation of 5,167 Egyptian families for violating residency conditions during Hajj (Pilgrimage.)

The Saudi deportation decision ruled that the Egyptian nationals will be banned to visit the Kingdom for ten years, in accordance with the Kingdom’s law.

According to her statements to Youm7, Makram added that she has appealed to Saudi authorities to issue a royal decree to pardon them and stop the deportation decision within the framework of coherence between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.


55K housing units for middle-incomers to be built: official

The establishment of a total of 55,000 new housing units for middle-income people will begin within a month, Undersecretary of Housing Ministry Mohamed Nabeeh told Youm7.

The new units will be built in more than eight new cities. The project will be built in cooperation with the Egyptian Military Engineering Authority (MEA).

In January, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed the ministry to increase the number of housing units for middle-income people from 150,000 to 250, 000 units.


Cairo University launches free medical examinations of Hep C students

Cairo University has launched a campaign called “Cairo University completely free of Hepatitis C” in coordination with Pharmaceutical companies and civil society organizations.

President of the University, Gaber Nassar announced on his Facebook page that the university will “carry out free of charge medical examinations to students and faculty staff who contracted the virus, and provide them with health and psychological support.”


80 hospitals to be renewed during FY 2016/2016

Hisham Atta, the head of Therapeutic Medicine at the Health Minister, told Youm7 that a total of 80 hospitals will be renewed during the financial year of 2016/2017 at the cost of 6 billion EGP.

He added that renewal works of 25 hospitals in Cairo and other governorates will finalized by the end of this year at a cost of 1.5 billion EGP.


‘Shawmeng’ challenges gov’t, promises university exam leak 2017

‘Shawmeng helps Thanaweya Amma cheats’ Facebook, which is famous for leaking high school diploma exams for four years, has challenged government “failure” in curbing the page and promised it will begin leaking universities’ exams as of 2017, according to a post on the page.  


Cairo sees highs of 39 Saturday

Forecasters expected a hot weather Saturday on most parts of the country, with Cairo recording highs of 39 and lows of 25.


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