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Antiquities Minister reveals an important discovery in Aswan within 6 months

Saturday 20/January/2018 - 01:21 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad- Basant Ahmed
Dr. Khaled Al-Anani، Minister of Antiquities، revealed on Saturday that a number of museums will be inaugurated and there will be key discoveries during the first half of the current year، pointing out that the first week of February will witness the announcement of an important archaeological discovery in Aswan.

During the first half of this year، the project of developing pyramid area will be finalized. the minister added noting that Sohag National Museum will be re-open as well

This came during the inauguration of the renovation project of Bab al-Wazir area.

Noteworthy، Egypt’s tourism receipts almost tripled and worker remittances rose in the last three months of its fiscal year in 2017، marking another step in the country’s economic recovery from a crippling dollar shortage، according to Bloomberg.

Tourism revenue rose to $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter that ended June 30، from $510 million in the same period a year ago، according to initial central bank data that it shared with Bloomberg. Full-year receipts rose 16 percent to $4.4 billion. Remittances grew 9 percent to $4.8 billion in the fourth quarter، and rose 2 percent to $17.4 billion for the year.

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