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PM orders strict adherence to anti-coronavirus measures at GEM worksites

Saturday، 24 October 2020 - 07:37 PM

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Saturday 24/10/2020 stressed the importance of applying anti-coronavirus precautionary measures at all worksites of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) project.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anani told the premier that successive measures have been taken in line with the government's plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

He added that an integrated medical team has conducted coronavirus tests for all the project staff.

Madbouli was paying an inspection tour to follow up the work progress at the Grand Egyptian Museum.

He was accompanied by Anani, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Asem El Gazzar, Governor of Giza Ahmed Rashid, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, and General Supervisor of the GEM project Atef Moftah.

You are contributing to the building of a global archaeological, civilizational and touristic monument, Madbouli told the workers.

The state is not just building a museum, but rather a large complex for Egyptian culture, antiquities and civilization, he added.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi personally follows up the project. He issued directives not to stop the work until it is completed in a way that dazzles the whole world, the premier said.

Anani told Madbouli that 352 artifacts were moved to the GEM last month, bringing the total number of transferred artifacts to 54,055.

He added that 47 pieces of the second Khufu ship have been moved to the museum so far, while artifacts from the collection of King Tutankhamun reached 5,340 pieces.

The supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum noted that a project to raise the efficiency of roads leading to the museum is 85% complete. 


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