21 April 2021 12:40 PM

Six Years of Achievements...Museum Projects

Sunday، 14 June 2020 - 10:07 PM

Throughout the last 6 years of the rule of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt has witnessed a great development boom in the antiquities and museums sector. The hand of development and construction extended to this sector, which has suffered for decades from the stalling of projects, reaching not only the major tourist attractions such as the Grand Egyptian Museum (96% completed) but also the archaeological sites and museums in different regions to open new horizons towards developing and protecting the antiquities of Egypt pushing it into the wheel of tourism development. In this report, we review the museum and antiquities projects with respect to the percentage and the scheduled dates of completion, as follows: • Kafr El Sheikh National Museum project is completed by 94%, and is scheduled to be finished in July 2020. • Royal Vehicles Museum project in Bulaq is completed by 95% , and is scheduled to be finished in July 2020. • The project of reducing the level of groundwater in San El Hagar in El-Sharqia governorate is completed by 94%, and is scheduled to be finished in August 2020. • The project of detecting and preparing Kebbash (Rams) Road is completed by 70%, and is scheduled to be finished in October 2020. • The project of developing, modernizing and securing the Greek and the Roman Museum in Alexandria is completed by 67%, and is scheduled to be finished in October 2020. • The project of restoring Mohamed Ali Palace in Shubra el-kheima and the annexed Fountain (faskiya) Palace is completed by 66%, and is scheduled to be finished in December 2020. • The project of reducing the level of groundwater in the archaeological area of Abu Mina is completed by 30%, and is scheduled to be finished in December 2020. • The project of restoring Alexan Palace in Assiut is completed by 50%, and is scheduled to be finished in December 2020. • The Grand Egyptian Museum is completed by 96%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • AL-Zahir Baybars Mosque project is completed by 50 %, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • The project of developing and securing el-Lisht archaeological area is completed by 40%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • Akhenaten Museum project in Minya is completed by 94%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • Sadat House project in Cairo is completed by 98%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • Prince Taz Palace project is completed by 84%. • El Shorbagy Mosque and Agency project in Alexandria is completed by 70%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • Mosaic Museum in Alexandria is completed by 20%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • Al Mahalli Mosque project in Rashid city is completed by 48%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2021. • The project of establishing Port Said National Museum is completed by 3%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2022. • Ahmed El-Erian Minaret project in Cairo is completed by 95%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2020. • Ismail Pasha Siddiq (the inspector) Palace project is completed by 55%, and is scheduled to be finished in 2020. By the end of 2020, the following projects are scheduled to be completed: • The Carpet and Kilim Industry Development Program (Kharga - Paris - Dakhla - Farafra). • The Pottery and kilim Development Program (Kharga - Paris - Dakhla - Farafra). • The training program for women on handicrafts, environmental and tourism industries (Porcelain and china - Textile printing - Carpets and kilims - Khiyami - Handicrafts - tourism apparel industry). • The re-pavement of the road to the Dush Temple in Paris Oasis. • The Development of toilets in archaeological areas. • The installation of decorative (lotus) columns at King Abdullah Square to the entrance of Karnak Temple. By the outset of December 2020, the following tourism projects are scheduled to be completed: • The development of Port Said Western entrance, and El Gameel entrance at Port Said-Damietta Road. • The establishment of public toilets in the tourist areas in Hurghada. • The development of the public beach in Quseir City, with a length of 2.5 km. • Lighting Nabq entrance road in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a length of 8 km, by installing solar poles. • Supplying LED bulbs to lighting poles in Sharm El-Sheikh. • The improvement and beautification of Al-Arish city squares (Al-Maleh - Al-Sa’aa - Dahiyat Al-Salam - Al-Masaeed - Abu Saqal - Al-Fawakhriyah). • The beautification of the eastern entrance to the city of Bir al-Abd in Al-Arish city. • Paving the entrances of the Ibrahimi Square to Desouk Center and City. • The beautification of the eastern and western entrances to the city of Al-Najila.

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