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Thursday, 9 September 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on the Arab Gas Pipeline, an imminent Mogamma announcement, and the man on whose shoulders our World Cup dreams now rest

Attempts to revive the Arab Gas Pipeline in order to pump gas to crisis-stricken Lebanon were at the top of the agenda of last night’s talk shows. In a joint press conference between the Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian and Lebanese energy ministers, Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek El Molla said that the meeting aimed to set out a roadmap for the coming weeks to coordinate work to get the pipeline up and running. He added that technical work would be carried out on the pipeline's infrastructure, while some clauses of the preexisting contract also need to be reviewed. Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 4:25) and Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 2:28 | 2:43) had the story. We have the full story in this morning’s Speed Round, above.

The government will announce which company will be handed the contract to redevelop Tahrir Square’s Mogamma by the end of the month, Planning Minister Hala El Said said on the sidelines of the Egypt-International Cooperation Forum yesterday. The decision will be made following a week of meetings to judge the bids submitted by four separate consortiums of local and Arab companies to develop and run the Mogamma site in partnership with the state. Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 1:01) had the details.

Meanwhile, Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 3:18) and Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 8:01) also featured star Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz’s appointment as Egypt’s manager, replacing Hossam El Badry, who was sacked after Sunday’s tie with Gabon.

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