Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly holds meeting with ministers at Cabinet (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Cabinet)
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly directed officials to swiftly implement Luxor's Corniche development project that falls within the comprehensive plan for the development of Luxor city.
The plan aims at increasing the number of tourist visitors to Luxor and better reflecting the historical and cultural value of the city.
This came at a meeting with several ministers, topped by Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy, as well as Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham, the project's consultant engineer, Ayman Ashour, and officials of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.
In a statement on Friday, the cabinet's media office said that the the meeting reviewed the plan to develop Luxor, explaining that the plan covers the Corniche, Karnak’s open-air museum, as well as four main squares leading to the Corniche and areas close to Luxor Temple, the Mummification Museum and the Winter Palace Hotel.
During the meeting, Madbouly reviewed steps taken to carry out the project and measures to start implementing the comprehensive strategy to develop city, the statement said.
Luxor is the most well known city in Upper Egypt and is famous for some of the oldest and most revered Ancient Egyptian sites.
Originally called "Thebes" in ancient Egypt, Luxor is often known also as the "World's greatest open air Museum."
The ruins of the early Temples of Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city on its East Bank.
The city lies between the East and West bank of the River Nile and is crossed daily by locals and tourists alike with Felucca boats and Ferries.
Many monuments, tombs and temples are located on the West Bank, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, attracting millions of tourists who partake in this famous pilgrimage in Egyptian ancient civilization.