Egypt’s local digest Oct. 27: Farafra town braces for floods after being showered by heavy rains
Heavy Rain Hits Beheira in 2015- YOUM7/ archive
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Farafra town braces for floods after being showered by heavy rains

Heavy rains, accompanied by active winds, poured down on the western city of Farafra on Wednesday evening, pushing the government of New Valley to announce the emergency in anticipation of coming floods, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

Egyptian meteorologists said on Wednesday that temperature could drop across Egypt with heavy rain on the Sinai Peninsula, the northern coast and the Red Sea Mountains on Thursday.

Cairo will see a high of 29 degrees centigrade, while Alexandria will see 25 degrees while it will be warmer in the southern governorates, with highs of 29 degrees in Qena, 32 degrees in Luxor and Aswan.

 

GATD posts promotional film ‘This is Egypt’ to enhance tourism

Egypt’s General Authority for Tourism Development’s (GATD) Youtube channel posted a promotional film titled “This is Egypt,” Youm7 reported on Thursday.

The 24-second film is promoting Egypt’s most important archeological and tourist places should person see nationwide.

The number of tourists visiting Egypt has witnessed a sharp decline following the crash of a Russian airliner over Sinai in late October. Germany, Italy, Russia, France, and the U.K. are among the states that decided to halt flights to and from Egyptian airports shortly after the crash.

The sector, which is the nation’s second highest source of national income after the Suez Canal, provides direct and indirect employment to up to 12.6 percent of the country’s workforce.

Egypt’s tourism authorities said in late December that the country received 9 million tourists in 2015, down from a previously predicted 17 million.

 

390,000 EGP given to students to produce solar car

Minister of Environment khaled Fahmy has granted a group of Engineering students from Cairo University a check worth of 390,000 EGP in aid to produce solar cars, according to a statement from the Ministry on Thursday.

The 25 students will complete their project by 2017 to participate in Australia-held the World Solar Challenge Competition due in October 2017.

 

8 people injured in road accident in Beheira

Eight people were injured after a micro-bus collided with a truck along the a highway in Delta’s Beheira governorate on Wednesday.

The injured people were transported to Alexandria University Hospital; Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of accidents take place every year. Lack of road safety measures in Egypt has been blamed by experts for the fatal crashes; however, officials say human error constitutes main reason.

Two years ago, Egypt has embarked on a number of projects including applying maintenance to dilapidated bridges, construct new roads and launching drug-driving tests to truck drivers and school bus drivers.

 

Germany resumes flights to Sharm el Sheikh on Monday

After one-year- hiatus, Air Germania will resume its first flight from Munich Airport to Sharm el Sheikh on Monday, Youm7 reported Egyptian ambassador to Berlin Badr Abdel Atti on Thursday. The fight will carry a total of 150 passengers, he added.

Shortly after the crash of a Russian airliner over Sinai in late October, Germany, Italy, Russia, France, and the U.K. are among the states that decided to halt flights to and from Egyptian airports.

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