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Thursday, 9 June 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Customs tariffs land + Nilesat launches

No one story dominated the talking heads’ agendas last night.

Amendments to customs tariffs approved this week by the House of Representatives will be a boon for the localization of the automobile industry, allowing it to compete with leading markets like Morocco and South Africa, FinMin customs advisor Magdy Abdel Aziz said in a phone call to Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 19:22).

SpaceX yesterday launched Nilesat’s satellite from Cape Canaveral, sending it into orbit where it will provide TV broadcasting and internet services to Egypt and other parts of Africa and the Middle East. Built by Thales in France, Nilesat 301 will replace the 201 satellite when it expires in 2028. The story got coverage from Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 1:22), while SpaceX live streamed the launch (watch, runtime: 49:39).

More measures to lure tourists? Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has asked the tourism and civil aviation ministers to draw up a proposal for new low-cost flights and other incentives to boost inbound tourism amid the fallout from the crisis in Ukraine. Mas’a DMC had the details (watch, runtime: 0:43).

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