Egypt’s local news digest Oct.1: Study reveals 1/3 Egypt’s households deprived of basic urban services; Alcohol not for sale Sunday in observance of Islamic New Year
An elderly woman is washing cloths in a shanty town of Buolaq on the outskirts of Giza-based upscale Mohandثssin Saturday on Jan 2, 2016. Dozens of local residents were evacuated in September by the Security forces as the government has constructing housing units for them; however, some of evacuated residents have not received their new units yet- YOUM7/ Khaled Kamel.

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Cairo expected to see moderate weather Saturday

Forecasters have expected a moderate weather in Cairo on Saturday, where its sees highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C.

While in Upper Egypt, temperature will be high during the day hours and a little cold at night.

In Mediterranean cities like: Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, they will record lower temperatures, reaching highs of 29°C and 27°C.


Sharm el-Sheikh to receive 1st German flight in a year

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport will receive the first batch of German tourists on charter flight Saturday, after a year of flight halt.

The flight, coming from Frankfurt city in Germany, is carrying 170 passengers.

This step comes amid Egypt’s efforts to resume foreign flights to Egyptian airports and boost tourism sector.


Foreign Ministry follows up on 33 Fishermen crisis in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted Egypt’s consulate in Riyadh after 33 Egyptian fishermen complained of inhumane treatment by Saudi sponsors.

A statement by the ministry said that information at the consulate indicate that the fishermen did not receive official work contracts and that the boat they were hired to work on was unsuitable for sailing.

The statement assured that Egyptian authorities are contacting Saudi counterparts to solve the fishermen’s issues.


1/3 Egypt’s households deprived of basic urban services: study

A study by a research center revealed that a third of Egyptian households (34.1 percent) are deprived of basic urban services like sewage, hospitals and schools, Youm7 reported.


Alcohol not for sale Sunday in observance of Islamic New Year

All nightclubs and stores that offer alcoholic beverages across the country will be closed on Sunday coincidings with the Islamic New Year, Youm7 reported.

Places that sell alcohol are required to close during religious occasions, such as in the month of Ramadan.

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