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Antiquities Follows up Construction Works of Sharm El-Sheikh Museum


Sun 13 Oct 2019 | 09:57 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled Al-Anani inspected on Saturday Sharm el-Sheikh Museum to follow up the work progress in constructing the museum.

He was accompanied by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Eng. Waad Abou El Ela, Head of Projects Sector.

Eng. Abou El Ela explained that the project is being implemented in cooperation with the National Authority for Service Projects of the Armed Forces.

He noted that it will be the first museum for antiquities, a center of civilizations and a tourist, cultural destination in Sharm El-Sheikh city.

He pointed out that the museum will be inaugurated at the beginning of the next year, at a total cost of EGP 1.2 billion for both the first and second phases, with costs of the first phase totaling EGP 600 million, 90 percent of which has been completed.

Abou El Ela expected the first stage to be completed during the next few days, with the second phase being completed at a cost of LE600 million by the end of this year.

The project’s manager Emad al-Fadhly said that the area of the museum is about 220,000 square meters, of which 15,000 meters are green spaces and walks, and that work for the first phase has been completed in full.

He added that the museum also includes a giant fountain, a place for concerts, staff accommodation, as well as a special garage for tourist buses and private cars.

The project initially started in 2011, but suffered from a lack of funds available by the ministry, and was finally resumed again at the beginning of last year.

Contributed by Hassanain Tayea