Egypt Antiquities authority schedules debt to push restoration

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 27 Aug 2011

The Supreme Council of Antiquities decided to schedule its debts in order to resume restoration and development projects anticipating return of tourists

Mohamed Abdel Fatah

During his first meeting with representatives of constructor organisations which are carrying out restoration works and development projects of some of archaeological sites and monuments, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ (SCA) Mohamed Abdel Fatah agreed to draw an urgent plan for a rapid resumption of all restoration projects, which were put on hold for lack of the SCA budget, starting with those in dire need of restoration.

During the meeting, Abdel Fatah discussed the SCA financial situation with Sameh Khatab, head of the Financial Sector, and Mohamed El-Sheikha, head of the Projects Sector, in order to schedule all the SCA’s debts within the framework of the recent revenue of the council providing through the number of visitors to the monuments and archaeological sites.

Some observers expect that starting September the number of visitors to archeological sites in Egypt will increase, as tourism begins to recover after months of drought following the January 25th revolution.


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