Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 20: New locomotive launched to carry cargo between Egypt, Sudan via river; Yemeni flights to Cairo resume after 2-week halt
Nile River - YOUM7/Kareem Abdel Kareem

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Giza bans licenses to restaurants, cafés in some districts

Giza governor Kamal el-Daly has released a ban on issuing new licenses to restuarants and cafés in Agouza and Dokki districts.

The decision has been issued in June, and renewed in August in a bid to adjust traffic dicipline in main streets in the governorate.

It also aims to prevent turning housing units into commercial ones due to the large number of restaurants, in addition to ensuring that all facilities are meeting environmental and health standards.


Siwa river locomotive to carry cargo between Egypt, Sudan

Minister of Transport Galal el-Saaed announced a Siwa river locomotive that will transport cargo between Egypt and Sudan via Nile River, Youm7 reported.

The locomotive has been restructured before entering service, added the newspaper.

A source told Youm7 that the flags of the two countries will be raised on the new locomotive.


Civil society to monitor restoration works at Cairo historic places

Three committees of civil society specialists have been formed to supervise the restoration works of historic places and squares in Heliopolis district, Cairo.

The committees will be in charge of following up on projects conducted in Merryland gardens, Granada city and main squares in the district.


Yemeni flights resume to Cairo after 2- week halt due to clashes

Yemeni airlines resumed flights from and to Cairo International Airport Saturday after a two-week halt, Youm7 reported.

Sources at Cairo Airport said that the halt was due to escalated clashes between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi-backed forces.


1st batch of Egyptian lottery pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

The first batch of Egyptian pilgrims who won in Hajj lottery has arrived in Madina city in Saudi Arabia.

The Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage, is one of Islam’s five pillars; it is a once in a lifetime obligation on Muslims who can bear the ritual physically and financially.

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