UPDATE: Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 18:Parl’t’s fact-finding committee on wheat fraud submits report
A boy carries grain stocks to a threshing machine during a wheat crop harvest in 6 October village in the Nile Delta province of Al-Baheira, northwest of Cairo May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih


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Parl’t’s fact-finding committee on wheat fraud submits report

The parliament’s Fact Finding Committee, tasked with investigating manipulation in wheat procurement, has finally submitted its long awaited report to the parliament on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

Head of the committee MP Magdy Malak said the report “includes many surprising facts,” and that it had clearly “specified responsibilities” of all parts involved.

In late June, the committee started inventorying the silos across Egypt to figure out the details behind the falsely reported wheat supplies.


Cairo to host 1st int’l forum for Christian and Muslim youths

The World Council of Churches (WCC) in coordination with Al Azhar will hold the first international forum for Christian and Muslim youths on Friday, Youm7 reported.

During the three day forum, 40 young people from 15 countries will meet to highlight the role of religions in achieving peace and fighting extremist ideologies through a number of lectures and workshops.


95% of Cairo-Suez highway rehabilitation project completed: minister

Cairo-Suez highway upgrades and maintenance will be completed by the end of September, Youm7 quoted Transport Minister Galal al Saeed on Thursday.

The remarks came during an inspection visit on Thursday to the 70-kilometer highway. The upgrade project is being carried out by the General Authority for Roads, Bridges & Land Transport since Feb. 2015 at a total cost of over 1 billion EGP.

The upgrades included a two-lane service road and an additional lane on the two sides, as well as six bridges and a tunnel to eliminate intersections.


165 should be built to decrease density of students nationwide

A total of 165 new classes should be established in the primary, preparatory and secondary schools nationwide to decrease the density of the students, Minister of Education El Hilali El Sherbini told a talk show on Mehwar channel Wednesday evening.


Egypt thwarts illegal migration attempt by 62 in Delta’s Kafr el Sheikh

Border guards have foiled an attempt of illegal migration by 62 people, form different nationalities, before getting on board of a fishing boat in Kafr elSheikh to flight to Italy via the Mediterranean Sea, Youm7 reported Thursday.

The unregistered migrants are 13 Egyptians, 17 Afghans, 15 Somalis, six Eritreans, and 21 Sudanese.


October 6 Bridge partially closes for maintenance works

The General Administration of Traffic in Cairo has announced that October 6 Bridge, which links between Giza’s Dokki and Cairo’s Nasr City, will be partially closed Thursday for maintenance works that could last for three days, Youm7 reported.


Minster of Transport inspect ongoing projects in Suez Canal

Minister of Transport Said Galal heads Thursday to Suez Canal city to inspect and be updated on the latest of ongoing projects there, such as development of Suze-Cairo highway and Portawfiq Port, Youm7 reported.


Video: Youth participate in cleaning campaign in Sinai

A group of youth has participated in a campaign to clean and decorate their village, Rabaa, in North Sinai; they have taken part in maintenance works for lampposts of the village, collecting garbage, and increasing the grass areas across the northern part of their village, Youm7 reported Thursday

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