Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

GEM Board Reviews Developments, Affirms Progress of Works

Wed 02 Jun 2021 | 03:57 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Board of Directors of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) chaired by Dr. Khalid Al Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, convened, reviewed and discussed a number of topics related to developments of work at the museum.

Maj. Gen. Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the project of the GEM and its surroundings, started the meeting by reviewing developments of construction works at the museum.

He presented a pictured report about the method of transferring the first Khufu ship from its current museum in the Pyramids area in Giza Governorate to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

He also affirmed that transferring of the ships of Khufu is going according to scientific studies and preparations in advance that run for more than a year.

Maj. Gen. Moftah briefed on the Board of Directors on the steps of work to build a special building to house the two ships of Khufu.

He added that works of securing the artifacts and the museum goes according the most modern methods in the world.

Dr. Al-Tyyib Abbas, Assistant of the minister for the archeological Affairs of the GEM, reviewed the works related to the show of artifacts in the halls of the GEM.

Abbas revealed that all works of the Great Steps were completed and the artifacts of King Tutankhamun were placed in more than 65 show windows.

He went on to say that other halls will be furnished to receive the artifacts to be shown later.

The Board of Directors decided to form a higher committee to follow up the articles of the contract with winning consortium to offer services which was signed last April to ensure offering the best services according the international standards.

The consortium comprises Egyptian and international specialized experiences.

At the end of the meeting, Dr. Khalid Al Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, thanked all staff of the GEM for their effort to complete that great edifice.

Translated by Ahmed Moamar