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Sunday, 14 May 2017

El Garhy on 2nd tranche of IMF facility, El Anany about new archaeological finds

On Hona Al Asema, Finance Minister Amr El Garhy had a chat with Lamees Al Hadidi, telling her he expects receive the second tranche of the IMF loan in the second half of June. El Garhy also vehemently denied rumors suggesting that the government has plans to hike energy prices, telling Lamees that the authorities have not yet made any final plans on the FY2017-18 increases. Social welfare programs including Takaful and Karama are also getting larger slices of the budget next fiscal year, El Garhy said. And no, the EGP is not about to get a graphic facelift — that’s just another rumor, the finance minister said( watch, runtime 9:16).

Lamees also followed up on the latest in the squabble between the presidency and Council of State judges over controversial amendments to the Judicial Authorities Act (watch, runtime 13:39).

Over on Kol Youm, Amr Adib hosted Antiquities Minister Khaled El Anany to talk about the new archaeological finds in the catacombs of Minya (about 17 mummies and a whole lot of artefacts), where Cairo University archaeologists been working in 2015 using ground penetrating radar (watch, runtime 5:28). The Antiquities Ministry is also working on an exhibition that will showcase the contents of child-pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb (watch, runtime 4:48).

Meanwhile, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Asal spoke to Zohour Club head Mahmoud El Seringawy about the new Sports Act, which he praised for loosening the state’s grip on private sporting clubs (watch, runtime 1:24). Even though the law does give club leaders more authority, it still gives the Sports Ministry financial oversight on their affairs (watch, runtime 3:36).

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