Cabinet denies stopping "500500 Hospital" project
Friday، 20 September 2019 - 03:25 PM
The cabinet's media center denied reports about halting the construction of the New National Cancer Institute, known as (500500 Hospital).
In a press release on Thursday 19/09/2019, the center said it contacted the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which categorically dismissed these reports as "baseless".
The ministry said the state fully supports this project, stressing that work is underway to finalize the first phase, at a total cost of EGP 9.5 billion.
It also noted that the plot of land allocated for the institute is owned by Cairo University and can't be used for other purposes.
The ministry appealed to all mass media outlets and social media users to seek accuracy and objectivity before spreading false news to avoid provoking the public opinion.