Minister of Tourism and Antiquities,Dr. Khalid Al-Enani,affirmed that the total cost to construct the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on the Plateau of the Pyramids reached one billion US dollars.

He announced in front of the Tourism Committee in the House of Representatives (HoR),headed by Amr Sedqy,that the largest party in the contemporary history of Egypt will be held on the opening on the GEM.
All kings and presidents across the world will be invited to this celebration.

He pointed out that there is full coordination with the Ministry of Civil Aviation in several programs in order to stimulate tourism in Egypt.

Al-Enani said that there are incentive programs to operate flights to certain tourist destinations,including Taba,a Red Sea resort in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

He spoke on the rehabilitation of many museums in various governorates of Egypt, “This project incurred hundreds of millions of pounds,” he said.

On the other hand, Sedqy affirmed that Egypt possesses many tourist destinations and archaeological treasures qualify her to be among the countries that attract tourism.

Sedqy added that the year 2020 has many indications prove that it is the year of flourishing and prosperity in the tourism sectors,antiquities and civil aviation;thanks to the support given by the political leadership to solve problems and overcome the obstacles facing these sectors.

The committee recommended over its meeting that the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and Civil Aviation should coordinate together in order to promote these important and vital sectors.

Members stressed the importance of the role played by the private sector which employs 98% of workers in the tourism industry.

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