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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A dry night on the airwaves

It was a ‘dry’ night on the airwaves, with no particular topic leading the conversation.

Egypt will be receiving a GBP 12 mn loan from the UK to support education, British Middle East Minister Alistair Burt told Hona Al Asema’s Lama Gebril in a pre-recorded interview (watch, runtime: 37:22). The amount, which will be funneled through UNICEF, will be used to train teachers under the Education Ministry’s new K-12 educational reform strategy, according to a UK embassy statement.

BP is expecting to begin production at its Giza and Fayoum gas fields by year’s end, Oil Ministry spokesperson Hamdy Abdel Aziz told Hona Al Asema. Both fields will begin by producing 400 mcf/d and gradually ramp up output to 700 mcf/d. BP is also looking into drilling another well at Atol field in order to increase production, he said (watch, runtime: 5:39).

Meanwhile, Amr Adib discussed the importance of water rationing with Irrigation Ministry spokesperson Youssry Khafaga on El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 3:15 and here, runtime: 6:59), while Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Asal aired a pre-recorded interview with Labor Minister Mohamed Saafan that centered mainly on unemployment (watch, runtime: 5:16).

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