Abdel Fatah El Sisi, president, Egypt, recently issued a series of directives to key members of his government, instructing them to come up with large scale tourism projects to enhance the country’s tourism potential.
According to Egypt’s State Information Service, El Sisi issued the directives during an April 01 meeting with; Sherif Ismail, prime minister; Mostafa Madbouly, minister, housing; Khaled el Anani, minister, antiquities; Rania Al Mashat, minister, tourism; and Kamel el Wazir, head, Armed Forces Engineering Authority.
The president called on the cabinet to move ahead with modernising archaeological sites through making good use of the best methods when preserving and storing monuments.
The meeting also touched on the latest tourism sector developments, including inflow growth, while Al Mashat briefed El Sisi on efforts to promote Egyptian tourist attractions abroad, opening up new markets for inbound tourism, and entrenching the concept of sustainable tourism.
Additionally, el Anani briefed the president on the Grand Egyptian Museum construction which is due to display some 100,000 artefacts.