Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 26 – Hepatitis C waiting lists end, no justification death toll of migrant boat: Sisi
Sisi inaugurates al-Asmarat Project for building new housing units for slum inhabitants at Cairo’s Moqattam

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Hepatitis C waiting lists end: Sisi

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Monday that the Health Ministry no longer has waiting lists of Hepatitis C patients during his speech at the inauguration of a housing project that developed a slum into a planned area in Alexandria. The project includes 37 apartment complexes with 1,632 housing units.

He said the next step would be to review the cured patients and inspect all segments of the society to detect any new cases for treatment, Youm7 reported.

He also added that the largest fish farming project would be established at the location of the sunken migrant boat off Rosetta, committing himself to combating illegal immigration. He further said there is no justification for the death toll of the migrants, now at 167 victims.

Students of 2 Sohag schools collectively skip classes because of tribal clashes

Collective absence at two schools in Sohag governorate, Upper Egypt, Monday resulted from clashes between two families in the governorate; el-Shawafei and el-Alalsa, Youm7 reported.

The clashes have claimed the lives two Alalsa members. The two schools, Awlad Ali primary school and Nag Abu Touk Preparatory Schoos, are in Awlad Ali village in Belina town. On Sunday, Central Security Forces evacuated  4 schools after the clashes reached a dangerous level, according to Youm7.

Illegal immigration of 13 Egyptians to Libya foiled

Illegal immigration of 13 Egyptians to Libya was foiled Monday by security forces, Youm7 reported. The detainees, from four different governorates, will be investigated to check their criminal records.

On Wednesday, a migrant boat capsized off Beheira governorate in the Mediterranean with a death toll of 167 victims thus far.

Fayoum-Wahat road to be inaugurated by end of 2016

The Fayoum-Wahat of 125 kilometers will be inaugurated by the end of this year, said Transport Minister in a press conference Monday.

The road, which costs 440 million EGP will alleviate the traffic load on Cairo-Alexandria desert road and Cairo-Fayoum desert road and serves tourist destination such as Rayan Valley and Whales Valley west of Fayoum, he added.


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