Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail told reporters a new governors' resuffle will include five governorates out of 27 and the appointment of a woman to occupy such a post for the first time, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported on Thursday.
The governorates included in the reshuffle are El-Wadi El-Gedid, El-Qalioubiya, EL-Daqahliya, Alexandria and Beheira.
The details of the governors' reshuffle are to be announced later on Thursday, before the governors are sworn in before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, along with the newly appointed ministers.
On Tuesday, Egypt's parliament voted in favour of a much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle, approving the appointment of nine new cabinet ministers, mainly in ministries related to public services and the economy.
The reshuffle included new ministers for the portfolios of agriculture, parliamentary affairs, local development, planning and administrative reform, education, higher education, and transport.
The ministries of investment and international cooperation were merged.