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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Plans for new natgas networks and yacht tourism on the airwaves

The talking heads were focused yesterday on a cooperation protocol between the Planning and Oil Ministries for financing the implementation of natgas networks in rural areas across Egypt: The first of three phases of the project will cost state coffers some EGP 17 bn, coming as part of the government’s Decent Life initiative, Planning Minister Hala El Said told reporters on Sada El Balad TV (watch, runtime: 4:08) last night. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 1:12) also had coverage.

MBC Masr’s Sherif Amer interviewed Emaar CEO Mohamed Alabbar, who showcased his company’s latest addition to its Sahel summer destination — Marassi Marina and Yacht Club. This is the first international marina on the North Coast, Alabbar said, and was developed at a cost of EGP 24 bn. The Emaar boss said the facility has berths for at least 260 yachts (watch, runtime: 5:45). You can watch the full interview here (watch, runtime: 22:41).

Also on the airwaves last night: Security forces rescued an abducted eight-year-old child within hours of his having been kidnapped in Gharbia and returned him to his family safely (watch, runtime: 1:57). CCTV footage captured the three kidnappers, who wanted to coerce the family into paying a ransom for his return before their arrest yesterday. Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 5:52), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 33:45), Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime 7:48) and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 7:44) all took note of the incident.

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