Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 13: Sisi opens Ethydco complex in Alexandria; 160K high school diploma students start resitting final exams nationwide Saturday
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Sisi opens Ethydco complex in Alexandria

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi has arrived in Alexandria where he will inaugurate the long planned complex of the Egyptian Ethylene & Derivatives Co. (Ethydco) on Saturday, Youm7 reported.

The new plant will cover 45 percent of Egypt’s domestic market needs of ethylene, high-density and low-density polyethylene, butadiene, and other derivatives, Petroleum Minister Tarek al Mulla was quoted by state-owned newspaper Al Ahram Friday.

Built in Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the $1.9-billion complex will produce a total of 460,000 tons of ethylene per year, he added.



160K high school diploma students start resitting final exams nationwide Saturday

A total of 117,000 Thanaweya Aama (high school diploma) students should resit their final exams Saturday nationwide. They will start with Arabic Language exam, Youm7 reported.

Meanwhile, a total of 43,693 student in Azhari high school diploma will start retaking their final exams Saturday nationwide.



Dairut- Farafra highway to be inaugurated late 2016

A new high way linking between Upper Egypt Asyut’s Dairut, western of the Nile bank, and Farafra depression in the western desert will be inaugurated by the end of this year, Youm7 reported chairperson of the Central Agency for Reconstruction Mohamed Nasser Saturday.



68.8K agricultural acres have been violated since January 25 Uprising: government’s report

Since the outbreak of January 25 uprising in 2011, a total of agricultural 68,839 acres have been violated by constructing new buildings on the arable lands, according to a governmental report issued from the Ministry of Agriculture’s Central Department for Land Protection.

The report noted that 1,570,000 cases of encroachment on lands have been reported; but only 319,779 cases have been removed since the uprising.




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