Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 30: Cabinet increases metro ticket prices to 1.50 EGP

CAIRO: No more browse from site to site anymore, here is Egypt’s local news that took place on Aug. 30:

Cabinet asks Cairo Metro to increase passenger ticket prices

The Cabinet has sent two notifications to the Cairo Metro Company to increase the ticket price, an anonymous official at the company told Youm7 Monday evening.

The ticket prices will be divided into to two categories: first price was set for 2.50 EGP for those who get into the first two passenger carriages, while the ticket price for the rest of the train carriages has been fixed at 1.50EGP, the official added.

CPA launches campaign against cigarette monopolizers 

The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), in cooperation with the General Authority for Supply, launched campaigns against the cigarette shops to control prices which have been raised by monopolizers, Youm7 reported CPA chairperson Atef Yacoub Tuesday.

He added that there are only 150,000 cigarette selling outlets nationwide.

‘Student of the Zero’ gets 94% in 2016 exams

Thanawyia Amma student, Mariam Malak, who got zero in final exams last year, has passed in 2016 exams after getting 94 percent.

Ministry of Education was under fire over Malak’s case in 2015 amid accusations off giving her final results to another unqualified student.

A Fact-finding committee has announced in 2015 that Malak, in Upper Egypt’s Minya, was lier and she deserved zero. 

Women launch campaign to raise million grams of gold

A group of women have launched a campaign of “donate with a gram of gold” to raise a total of a million grams of gold to raise the Egyptian reserve of gold, Youm7 reported Monday.

Desalination water plant in Halaib triangle 

Minister of Agriculture Essam Fayed announced Tuesday that a desalination water plant at the disputed area of Halaib and Shalateen at the southern border with Sudan, state-owned newspaper al-Ahram reported.


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