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Egypt approves continuing Swiss mission’s archeological works in Aswan
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Amin has approved a request from the Swiss Institute in Cairo to complete the institute mission’s works in old Aswan, in the period between October 17, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
The mission’s program includes work of excavation and restoration of the Temple of Isis and other archeological sites in the location, Youm7 reported Monday evening.
Cairo-Suez highway to be inaugurated in October
The under-construction Cairo-Suez highway project will be fully ready for operation in October; the road is 70 kilometer in length and connects the Ring Road with the Entrance of Suez, said Maj. Gen. Adel left, Head of the General Authority for Roads and Bridges Tuesday.
2K tourists visit Red Sea’s Reserve of Northern islands on 1st day of Eid Al Adha
A total of 2,000 Egyptian and foreign tourists have visited the Reserve of Northern islands in Red Sea Monday, the first day of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice,) Youm7 reported a statement from the Ministry of Environment Tuesday.
Security forces on alert for possible attacks in N.Sina on 2ed day of Eid Al Adha
Security forces are on full alert for any possible attacks by the militants in restive North Sinai on the second day of Eid Al Adha; meanwhile, the security directorate announced in a statement that a total of 29 fugitives from justice have been arrested in military and security campaigns over the past 24 hours.
4,530 tourists arrive in Sharm al-Sheikh, push hotel occupancy rate to 28%
Some 4,530 tourists of various nationalities arrived at Sharm al-Sheikh Airport Monday aboard 42 international flights, while a total of 2,488 tourists have departed the airport, the head of South Sinai’s task force Essam Khedr told Youm7.
He added that the tourist turnout has pushed hotel occupancy rate to 28 percent in Sharm el Sheikh.