President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed the government on Saturday to maximise the benefits of untapped state assets of lands as well as coasts and to preserve their value as national wealth.
Meeting senior officials, the President ordered the bodies concerned to review implementation rates of tourism projects in order to achieve development and economic goals - for which those projects were originally established.
The meeting gathered Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anani, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem El-Gazzar, alongside Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning Amir Sayed Ahmed, Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
El-Sisi was briefed on the executive situation of current and future projects in the tourism development field, including real estate; hotels; resorts and various tourism activities nationwide, with special emphasis on the Red and Mediterranean coasts.
The meeting also tackled efforts to resume the tourism movement, especially in the governorates of South Sinai and the Red Sea.
El-Sisi reviewed the executive steps taken for the opening of several museums nationwide, especially the Grand Egyptian Museum; the project to develop the Rams Road in Luxor and within the state's continuous approach to restore Egyptian culture and civilisation through different eras, including the Pharaohs' Golden Parade.