Egypt’s local news digest July 17: Egypt’s imports of wheat reached 5.4 mln tons in 6 months; Wife of assaulted doctor killed in unclear circumstances

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Egypt’s imports of wheat reached 5.4 mln tons in 6 months: report

Egypt has imported a total of 5.4 million tons of wheat from different countries since January and until the end of June of this year, according to a governmental report.


10 bln EGP spent on Egypt’s road projects: Road and Bridges Authority

The Road and Bridges Authority spent a total of 10 billion EGP on new projects, including the establishment of new bridges and roads, as well as the national road network project launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi last year, Youm7 quoted the head of the authority Adel Tork.


Exam leaks, reducing commodities prices on top PM’s agenda Sunday

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail is scheduled to meet with Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy Sunday to discuss the ministry’s plan to provide basic commodities with reduced prices.

Ismail will also meet with Education Minister El-Helaly el-Sherbeiny to follow up on a strategy to prevent the repetition of high school exam leaks.


50% of overcoming power outage in Egypt relies on fuel provision: Minister

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said that “50% of the success of the ministry’s strategy to overcome power outage crisis in Egypt depends on fuel provision by the Ministry of Petroleum, Youm7 quoted him as saying.


Wife of assaulted doctor killed in unclear circumstances

A 28yr old doctor who was assaulted by a university student at a hospital in Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh received bad news of his wife’s murder at their house under “unclear circumstances,” Youm7 reported.

The doctor, Abdel Rahman Fathy, was taken to a police station to remain in custody in order to maintain his safety until the circumstances of his wife’s killing is uncovered.

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