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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Egypt’s talk shows: Resuming GERD talks, new administrative capital update

The anticipated resumption of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks today led the conversation on last night’s talk shows. Egypt is committed to the negotiation process to reach a fair, balanced, and sustainable agreement that helps all three countries involved secure their interests, Irrigation Ministry spokesperson Mohamed El Sebai told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 8:06). El Sebai also had a similar conversation with Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 9:18) and Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 6:30).

We now know the schools who are in trouble for not repaying last year’s bus fees: The New Capital English School, Egypt Integrated Schools, and the British Columbia Canadian International School are the three international schools that have been referred to the Financial and Commercial Affairs Prosecution for failing to abide by a Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) decision obliging schools to refund 25% of last year’s bus fees, Al Mal reports. The schools could face fines ranging between EGP 20k and EGP 1 mn, CPA boss Ahmed Samir Farag reminded Assal (watch, runtime: 3:53).

Update on the new capital: China State Construction Engineering Company (CSCEC) has finished the first 49 floors of the new capital skyscraper that is set to be Africa’s tallest structure once complete, Deputy Housing Minister Khaled Abbas told El Hekaya’s Amr Adib. There are another 30 floors to be constructed to bring the building to its full 385-meter height (watch, runtime: 7:14). Meanwhile, the Housing Ministry has wrapped up talks with a “leading hotel brand” to operate a seven-star hotel in the new capital, Abbas said, without disclosing the brand (watch, runtime: 7:14).

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