Egypt’s culture ministry announces completion of several projects

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Jul 2016

The projects include culture palaces, museums and libraries

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Aisha Fahmy Palace (Photo: courtesy of the Cultural Development Fund)

Egypt’s culture ministry is preparing to unveil several projects that have been completed after being the focus of its agenda over the last two years up until the present.

The general authority of books has been enhancing the Sherif Library, and the organisation’s head Haytham El-Haag will oversee it’s opening during the first week of August.

Nivine Kilany, the head of the culture development fund, announced the opening date of Aisha Fahmy Palace to be Wednesday 20 July.

According to Ahram Arabic news website, Kilany stated that once the palace is received from the contracting company, the fund will begin transferring management to the Fine Arts Sector, which will proceed with running the palace’s activities.

Kilany also stated that the construction phase of the library of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s father in Alexandria is complete, with only the instalment of furniture remaining.

The construction committee overseeing the project will visit the site on Monday 18 July to finalise the transfer before the library opens.

El-Beadry Library in Assiut governorate is a similar case, and is scheduled to open by the end of July.

Khaled Sorour, the head of Fine Arts Sector, confirmed that the Gamal Abdel Nasser Museum is complete in terms of construction and the opening date will be announced soon.

The general authority for culture palaces has also announced the completion of work on Anfoushy Culture Palace, while several other culture palaces in Halayeb, Shelatin, Abo Ramad and Derb Negm, are all set to open soon with exact dates yet to be announced.

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