UPDATE – Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 5: Parliament to vote on new Supply Min. Tuesday
Parliamentary voting session, Jan.18, 2016- YOUM7

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3 killed after tunnel collapsed on Cairo-Suez Road

Three people were killed and others injured after a tunnel on Cairo-Suez Road collapsed, Youm7 reported.

A prosecution team was sent to the accident site for inspection.

Details about the accident yet not revealed.

 

Parliament to vote on new Supply Min. Tuesday

Parliament will vote Tuesday in a closing session on the nominated Supply Minister recommended by the presidency.

After the voting session, the new minister will be sworn in.

 

Top Prosecutor orders arrest of officials over imported wheat issue

Members of committee responsible for receiving imported wheat for silos in Fayoum governorate were ordered arrest by the attorney general.

The decision was issued over deficit in imported wheat worth 87 million EGP.

The names of the arrested will be enrolled on airport watch list.

 

EgyptAir makes last flights with pilgrims Monday

EgyptAir organized Monday the last flights to dispatch Egyptian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and Madina for the season of 2016 Pilgrimage, which will start on Sept. 10, Youm7 reported Sunday evening.

On Sunday, the company has made a total of 21 flights with 3,766 pilgrims to the Two Holy Shrines.

 

Egypt receives 3K calves from Sudan, Hungary ahead of Eid al-Adha

Egypt has received a total of 3,000 of calves from Sudan and Hungary to be slaughtered ahead Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) festival, Youm7 reported Head of the Central Department of Veterinary Quarantine at the General Authority for Veterinary Services Monday.

The General Authority for Veterinary Services have announced intensified crackdowns at meat markets ahead of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) that is due in September.

 

Egyptian students allowed to visit archeological sites for annual subscription

Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities will start applying the decision of providing the school students annual subscription for visiting the state’s museums and archeological sites for only 100 EGP for each student,Youm7 reported Monday.

The Ministry’s decision came in light of reviving the inner tourism, according to head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Amin.

He added that the annual subscription will be increased to 150 EGP for students who wanted to visit other certain archeological places including Tombs of Nefertari, Seti I, Ramesses VI and Tutankhamun, and halls of mummies in the Egyptian Museum, and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

 

EMA denies blizzard in Egypt

Egyptian General Authority for Meteorology (EMA) chairperson Ahmed Abdel-Aal has denied media reports claiming that Egypt could be hit by a blizzard Tuesday, saying “such news are groundless and the authority has maps denying that,” Youm7 reported Monday.

EMA experts predict that mild weather could prevail over the Mediterranean cities of Egypt to turn hotter over Cairo and Upper Egypt governorates Tuesday.

 

Father tortures 12-year-old child forcing him to work

The Egyptian National Council for Motherhood and Childhood has received a call to help a 12-year-old child, who was tortured and beaten by his father forcing him to work, Youm7 reported Monday.

The father has kept the child in a room with food or drink and made sign of burns on his son’s body to force him go to work. The Child’s elder brother has called the council, seeking for a help.

 

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