Sharawi receives minister of antiquities
General Mahmoud Sharawi, minister of local development, held a meeting with Dr. Khalid al-Anani, minister of tourism and antiques at the ministry's headquarters in the presence of Ahmed Al-wasif, chief of the Egyptian federation of tourist Chambers, Hussam Al-sha 'ir, chief of the chamber of tourism companies, and Abdel Fattah al-Assi, assistant minister of tourism and antiques for monitoring tourism installations and hotels and a number of ministry leaders.
The meeting discussed ways of cooperation between the two ministries during the current period and reviewed a number of files related to the tourism sector in the governorates of the republic, primarily the implementation of the decisions of the ministerial committee on tourism and antiques chaired by the prime minister. One of them is to postpone for a year the administrative detention of all tourism and hotel bums.
The meeting also saw an update on the project to restore the path of the holy family, which is being carried out in eight governorates, and the provision of 53 million pounds of financial requirements for the project by the ministry of tourism and antiquities, the ministry of local development and the governorates.
The meeting also discussed the latest developments in Tahrir square, as the prime minister was charged with preparing for the most important event, the transfer of the royal mummies from the Egyptian museum in Al Tahrir to the national museum of Egyptian civilization which is located in Al Fostat .
Dr. Khaled al-Anani praised the governors' cooperation with the ministry of tourism in all the files in which cooperation between the two sides was taking place, particularly in facilitating the administrative detention. He noted that a list would be drawn up of a number of stumbling blocks who had not yet been administratively suspended for the ministry of local development to continue to resolve the problem.
There was also discussion of complaints about the issuance by local administrations of licenses to illegal entities for activities in the tourism sector, whether they are tourism services ,diving or safari. It was agreed on the importance of preserving state rights and collecting all its entitlements in the same way as with tourism companies and legitimate entities licensed by the ministry of tourism. It was agreed on the importance of preserving state rights and collecting all its entitlements in the same way as with tourism companies and legitimate entities licensed by the ministry of tourism. It was also agreed that contacts would continue between the two sides in order to exchange ideas and proposals for a rapid confrontation with these illegal entities in a number of governorates.
The meeting also discussed the health controls required in tourism cafeterias and restaurants in the tourism governorates to safeguard Egypt's tourist reputation and to prevent any health problems arising from non-compliant cafeterias and the regulations of the ministry of health. The ministers agreed to make a list of cafeterias and tourist restaurants licensed by the ministry of tourism to notify the governorates and to take the necessary measures towards the rest of the cafeterias and non-tourist restaurants.
Translated by : Hanaa Mohamed Saleh