Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 16: Floating bridge in north-eastern of Egypt to be inaugurate in December- official

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Floating bridge in north-eastern of Egypt to be inaugurate in December: official

Port Said Governorate is preparing for the inauguration of a floating bridge links between Port Said and Port Fouad cities in north-eastern Egypt, which is due to be held in December, Governor Adel el Ghadban said Friday.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has constructed the bridge, with a load of 70 tons, at a cost of 145 million EGP, he added in media remarks.


89 tourist groups arrive in Egypt Friday: official at Cairo Airport

A total of 89 tourist group, from different nationalities, have arrived in the Cairo International Airport on Friday to visit Egypt’s archeological sites, Youm7 reported official at the airport.

He added that the groups include 3,040 Arab and foreign tourists on board of a total of 72 flights; Egypt’s tourism suffer

Egypt’s tourism sector, which represents 11 percent of the country’s GDP, has been suffering from ongoing shocks ever since the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Despite a few instances of apparent recovery, continuous instability, political turmoil and a lack of security have remained challenges to the sector.


Mild weather prevail on Egypt’s northern parts: Meteorologists 

Meteorological experts predicted that a mild weather to prevail today on Friday over the northern coast cities of Egypt, turning hot on Upper Egypt governorates and Cairo, Youm7 reported.

Meanwhile, low and middle clouds appear in the northern coast; the moderate wind is active on the Sinai, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez, the Mediterranean Sea, leading to disruption of navigation there.


174 harassment cases reported during 2016 Eid Al Adha: Aman

Anti-harassment movement Aman has announced Friday that a total of 174 legal complains from harassment were reported during 2016 Eid Al Adha festivals, which took place over four days, in Cairo and Giza.

The organization added in a statement that the number of complaints is increasing since 2012 although the denial from certain governmental organizations.


Small fire broke out in Terminal 1 of Cairo Airport 

Small fire broke out in the terminal 1 of Cairo International Airport; but the Civil Defense Department managed to put it out Thursday evening, Youm7 reported

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