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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Cabinet approves Council for Tourism reshuffle, extends law allowing military to assist in securing vital facilities

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail led the cabinet meeting last week, whose key decisions included:

  • Approval for a reshuffle of the Council for Tourism’s board under a new tourism sector strategy.
  • Approval to reevaluate an EGP 130 mn road project connecting New Cairo to the administrative capital originally tasked to the General Nile Company for Roads and Bridges. The General Nile Company’s contract will be reduced to EGP 40 mn, and the remaining EGP 90 mn will be allotted to Arab Contractors;
  • Tasking companies listed under the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors with low-income housing projects by direct order;
  • Extending Law 136 of 2014 allowing the Armed Forces to assist the police in securing public and vital facilities for two years. The facilities will be considered Armed Forces facilities while the law is in effect, and violators will be punishable in military courts.

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