Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 23: Egypt futsal team beats Italy, earns pass to World Cup Colombia 2016
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Japanese company to execute Egypt’s first phase of 4th metro line

An international tender will be proposed to select one of a number of Japanese companies that will execute the first phase of the fourth line of the Cairo metro, Youm7 reported.

The first phase is 19 km of length; it has 17 stations and runs across Haram St.

The Central Administration for Planning at the National Authority for Tunnels has signed a deal with a consortium of Japanese companies to carry out consultant works of the first phase.

Tareq Abu el-Wafa, the head of the administration, told Youm7 that the tender will be according to the Japanese financing terms that are in the form of soft loan worth $1.2 billion.


Extra tons of Sugar, oil to be added to ration cards: Supply Minister

The new Supply Minister Aly Moselhy has decided to increase the amount of sugar and oil added to ration cards to meet citizens’ needs.

He said that there will be extra 6,000 tons of sugar and 2,000 tons of oil pumped daily into the cards.


785 Palestinian pilgrims arrive at Cairo Airport

The last batch of Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia has arrived at Cairo Airport during the early hours of Friday, Youm7 reported.

The batch includes 785 pilgrims who came on a three flights from Madina to Egypt.


Egypt futsal team beats Italy, earns pass to World Cup Colombia 2016

Egypt national futsal team won over Italian team with a 4:3 scoreline Thursday, according to

By winning the match, Egypt has earned passage to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 quarter-finals.


Halted shipments of wheat might be allowed in next week: anonymous sources

Anonymous sources at the Ministry of Supply told Youm7 that the halted consignments of imported wheat (540,000 tons) will enter ports starting next week.

The decision to allow the shipments in came after the Minister of Agriculture retracted his decision to ban importing ergot-infected wheat. He instead re-allowed import of 0.05 percent ergot-infected wheat that meets international standards.

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