Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 11: Education Min. discusses UNESCO report on developing curricula; live cattle imports ahead of Eid al-Adha; Gov’t plans to raise doctors’ salaries
Archived picture of students standing in a line at a school - YOUM7/Amr Moustafa

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories on August 11 here:


Huge youth turnout to participate in “Our Future is in our hands” Project

Assistant Minister of Solidarity Alaa el- Din told Youm7 that there is a huge turnout by youth to participate in the “Our Future is in our hands” Project that has kicked off this week in eight governorates.

The project aims to manage grants from a fund allocated to assist NGOs, in order to implement local activities and projects, as well as empower youth to get ready for local elections.

He also added that a total of 16,900 youth have participated in the first phase, while 45,745 applied to participate in the second phase.


Education Min. discusses UNESCO report on developing science, math curricula

Ministry of Education will discuss Thursday a UNESCO report on developing science and mathematics curricula in accordance with international standards, a source at the ministry told Youm7.

The ministry has organized a workshop over the past few days to compare between Egyptian and international science and math curricula.


Gov’t prepare to import live cattle for Eid al-Adha

Veterinary committees at the Agricultural Ministry are working in full swing to import cattle ahead of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice,) the head of the General Authority for Veterinary Services at the ministry Ibrahim Mahrous told Youm7.

Quarries at the authority have been prepared to inspect imported shipments of live cattle.


Cairo to see highs of 34°C Thursday

Forecasters expected a hot weather to prevail Thursday in Cairo and other parts, where the capital will see highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C.

In Upper Egypt, the temperature is typically high, where Aswan and Luxor cities are expected to witness highs of 41°C and 40°C respectively.


Health Min. reveals plans to raise doctors’ salaries – TV statements

Minister of Health Ahmed Emad el-Din said that he submitted a study to the cabinet to adjust salaries of doctors at the new health insurance system, in Thursday statements to Al-Nahar’s “Ala Hawa Misr” TV program.

“Each doctor will receive 3 EGP ($0.34) for each patient; 140 EGP for each operation, where he earns around 700-800 EGP per day,” El-Din said, adding that senior doctors earn 1000 EGP per day.


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