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Monday, 8 November 2021

Raya Contact Center eyes US acquisition

Raya Contact Center plans to acquire a US company in the near future as part of its expansion strategy. The acquisition would mark its second venture in the United States, with plans announced earlier this year to establish a 100% owned subsidiary in the state of Delaware.

Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:

  • Vodafone bringing 5G to the new capital? Vodafone Egypt is in negotiations with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority to start trialing 5G services in the new administrative capital.
  • Training programs in game development, virtual production and extended reality and simulation will be offered to programmers as part of a new academic partnership signed last week between Communications Ministry’s Information Technology Institute (ITI) and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The programs will train programmers to develop electronic games and digital interactive art.
  • Egypt could begin manufacturing water-saving taps, with the Trade and Industry Ministry looking into their feasibility and beginning talks with sanitaryware vendors.
  • EGOTH to restore Nefertari Hotel: The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH) and Misr Aswan Tourist signed an usufruct agreement to restore and manage the Nefertari Hotel Abu Simbel.

Basalt blocks that once formed part of the western and northern facades of the temple of King Nectanebo I have been unearthed by archaeologists in the Greater Cairo district of El Matareya, according to a Tourism and Antiquities Ministry statement. The temple wall fragments are among several new discoveries by the Egyptian-German archaeological mission working in the area, which was once the site of the Great Temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis.

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