Egypt’s local digest on Oct. 7: 142 mountain lakes established to combat flooding in South Sinai
State of emergency as temperatures plummet in Sinai’s Saint Catherine

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Crackdown continues against overpriced recharging cards

Supply Ministry has launched a crackdown on markets selling mobile recharging cards to prevent overpricing after official prices were announced.

Amid the campaign, a total of 300 cards were seized as traders across Cairo were caught selling them at higher prices.

After the Value-added act has been passed by the parliament, the government announced there will be an increase in prices of items by 13 percent.


Cairo sees moderate weather of 30°C Friday

Official forecasters have expected a moderate weather to prevail on Friday, with the temperature in Cairo recording highs of 30 °C and lows of 23°C.


142 mountain lakes established to combat flooding in South Sinai

A total of 142 mountainous lakes have been established in Sainte Catherine to combat flooding season in South Sinai, according to Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty.

Abdel Atty made his remarks amid announcements of strict measures taken to prevent risks of floods and to utilize them as source of water in Sinai.


New Egyptian ambassador appointed in Austria

Ambassador Omar Amer has submitted his credentials as the new Egyptian Ambassador to the interim President of Republic of Austria Doris Boris, Youm7 reported.


280K fireworks units seized in crackdown launched at unlicensed toy stores

Supply Police has seized 280,000 fireworks boxes at unlicensed toy stores, Youm7 reported.

The campaign meant to hinder the spread of the fireworks to be used in celebrations of October victory.

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