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Aswan’s Toshka Culture Palace reopens after renovations

The building had been closed for three years

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Feb 2020
Toskha Culture Palace
Toskha Culture Palace (Photo: courtesy of ministry of culture)
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Toshka Culture Palace in the southern city of Aswan reopened on Thursday after three years of renovations with a formal re-opening ceremony.

The ceremony was attended by Culture Minister Ines Abdel Dayem, Aswan Governor Ashraf Attia, and the General Organisation of Culture Palaces Head Ahmed Awad.

The reopening is part of the culture ministry’s efforts to enrich and reinvigorate the cultural structure in various governorates.

Toskha Culture Palace
(Photo: courtesy of ministry of culture)

In a press release, Abdel Dayem commented that “opening the doors of Toshka Culture Palace in Aswan stresses the role of culture being a soft power which supports social development.”

“The palace is one of the many steps on the road to achieve cultural justice, while providing a platform for intellectual, cultural and artistic products for the inhabitants of Aswan and its vicinity.”

Toskha Culture Palace
(Photo: courtesy of ministry of culture)

Awad said that “Toshka Culture Palace is one of the oldest cultural sites affiliated with the General Organization of Culture Palaces, with its history going back to 1964.”

The two-floor building includes a theatre, a public library, an IT room, and halls designed for fine arts and crafts activities, for children’s activities, and designed for people with special needs.

Toskha Culture Palace
(Photo: courtesy of ministry of culture)

 

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