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Cairo-Suez Highway to be inaugurated on October 6
The General Authority for Roads, Bridges & Land Transport (GARBLT) is preparing for the opening of the Cairo-Suez Highway in celebration of victory of the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, on October 6, Youm7 reported official in the GARBLT Sunday.
The 70 km-long highway will be completed by the end of August, he added. It includes three lanes in each direction.
Series of meeting to increase cotton cultivation
Cotton Institution of the Agriculture Research Center holds a series of meeting to discuss ways of reviving the cotton cultivation which has seen a sharp decline by 50 percent this year, comparing to the previous year.
The meetings will discuss the ways on increasing the arable land of cotton nationwide, Youm7 reported an official from the Ministry of Agriculture Sunday.
Big explosion in butcher shop in Beheira’s Damanhour
A massive explosion occurred Monday at a butcher shop in Damanhour city in Delta’s Beheira due to a gas leak, causing no human casualties so far, but 15 shops and adjacent buildings were partially ruined, Youm7 reported
Security forces and civil protection forces rushed to the explosion scene, said Police Major General Shawki said in a statement, noting that the situation under control.
Village in Kafr el Sheikh floods with sewage water
Hundreds of people have left their home after sewage water flooded in the streets of “Shaba” village of Kafr el Sheikh governorate, Youm7 reported Sunday.
A local resident told Youm7 that 18.6 million EGP has been allocated to the village development, including installing a new drinking water network, building new public services institutions. However, he added that all development projects have suspended.
Mild weather prevails over northern coast cities Monday
Meteorological experts expected that a mild weather to prevail on Saturday over the northern coast cities, while it will turn hot and humid on Upper Egypt and Cairo, Youm7 reported.