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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Another quiet night on the airwaves

It was another quiet night on the airwaves yesterday, with no single story capturing the attention of the talking heads.

Gov’t prepares for move to NAC: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with officials yesterday to discuss plans to move government offices to the new administrative capital (NAC), Al Hayah Al Youm’s Khaled Abu Bakr said (watch, runtime: 05:24).

The gov’t has collected EGP 100 bn in resolved tax disputes, Abu Bakr also noted (watch, runtime: 08:52). The government had established special committees to resolve tax disputes and increase state revenues.

Zohr is smashing production targets: Natural gas production at Zohr field has reached 2.7 bcf/d, a level initially expected to be met in four months, Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer said (watch, runtime: 00:42). We have more on this in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

A new GERD plan: A meeting led by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly yesterday discussed a government proposal to resolve the long-running Renaissance Dam issue. Affected countries are planned to meet in the coming month to discuss the proposal in length, Amer noted (watch, runtime: 02:32).

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