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Second direct flight route between Shanghai and Hurghada to be launched in December

© AFP/File | Four people died when a Saudi Arabia-registered private jet crashed into a car auction site and burst into flames in southern England
 
 
 
29 Nov 2015
Officials from the Hurghada International Airport have announced that the second direct flight route between Shanghai and Hurghada will be launched on December 12, with two flights a week.   Airport Manager Sadek al-Shoury said...
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We need LE100 bn to resolve sewage problems: housing minister

29 Nov 2015
Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly said in a recent interview with satellite TV channel Al-Kahera Wal Nas that sewage systems in 80 percent of the cities in Egypt need to be improved, adding that this would take some LE100 billion to...
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Egypt to increase inspections of potato seeds from Europe

29 Nov 2015
The Agriculture Ministry’s Central Administration for Agricultural Quarantine has announced that it will be inspecting potato seeds imported from EU member countries more closely before allowing them into Egypt.   Quarantine...
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Agriculture Ministry eyes 4.5 bn anti-bird flu vaccines

Poultry farm
29 Nov 2015
The Agriculture Ministry has announced that it will secure equipment required for a vaccine production plant to produce 4.5 billion bird flu vaccines.   In cooperation with the army-run Arab Organization for Industrialization,...
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First purely Egyptian-made satellite to be launched in 2017

29 Nov 2015
The first purely Egyptian-made pilot satellite will be launched in the beginning of 2017 within the framework of experimental satellites' program meant to serve scientific research, said the head of the National Authority for Remote...
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Egyptian guard killed in Madaba by unidentified men

Egyptian Foreign Ministry
29 Nov 2015
A security source in the Jordanian general security directorate said that an Egyptian guard at one of the farms in Madaba was killed Saturday by a number of unidentified men with a motivation to steal, according to initial information....
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Egypt expects to start power output from 1st nuclear reactor by 2024

An aerial view shows the No.1 (L) and No.2 reactor buildings at Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear power station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan, August 11, 2015, in this photo taken by Kyodo.
28 Nov 2015
Egypt is due to start producing power from its first of four nuclear reactors by 2024, the country's Prime Minister said on Saturday, nine days after it signed an agreement with Moscow to build a power plant to meet its rising energy...
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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia continuing contacts on Renaissance Dam

Renaissance Dam
28 Nov 2015
Irrigation and Water Resources Hossam Moghazi on Friday asserted that contacts among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are ongoing at the level of irrigation and foreign ministers concerning the Renaissance Dam.   This came on the sidelines...
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18,000 members may lose jobs: tour guides union

A tourist walks past empty sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 10, 2015 as tourist numbers dwindle following a suspected bomb attack on a Russian jet (AFP Photo/Mohamed el-Shahed)
27 Nov 2015
About 18,000 tour guides who are members of the tour guides union may lose their jobs due to low hotel occupancy rates as well as decreased daily wages that reach LE100 a day and because tour agencies are not abiding by the union's...
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Reported bomb delays Turkish flight for 3 hours at Cairo airport

Cairo International Airport 
27 Nov 2015
Sources at Cairo International Airport said Friday that a reported bomb on a Turkish plane coming from Istanbul to Cairo caused the delay of the plane's arrival for three hours.   The plane was swapped for another and all...
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