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Tahrir Square to be tourist destination in 'Historic Cairo'

Sunday، 18 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has ordered to swiftly renovate Tahrir Square as part of the Historic Cairo projects.

The premier's directives were given during a Cabinet meeting in the presence of Housing Minister Assem el Gazzar and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri.

Madbouli hailed the iconic square as one of the most famous in Egypt and the world.

"The government is interested in turning the square into a tourist destination," he said, adding that there are directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to develop Old Cairo.

Steps are underway to relocate ministries and state bodies from downtown Cairo to the new administrative capital by next year, so the Historic Cairo projects could be implemented, he noted.

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