Construction at GEM is now finished
The nation’s talking heads mostly forgot about COP27 last night, with the bulk of airtime dedicated to discussing the launch of the government’s car import scheme for expats. Customs Authority boss El Shahat El Ghatwary was on El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 19:29) while Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi talked to cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad (watch, runtime: 26:53). Head to this morning’s news well, for more on the initiative, which Saad said would launch today.
Taming ambitions: There’s no clear outlook on how many cars could be brought in under the initiative, El Ghatrawy admitted, going back on very ambitious targets that were called unrealistic by industry players.
Just in time for the Enterprise Climate X Forum: Construction at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has been completed, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 6:06) after President El Sisi met with officials to follow up on progress at the museum. Placing the artifacts on display at GEM would be finalized in the coming weeks, he said, adding that the museum would be inaugurated in 2023 without specifying a specific date. El Sisi’s meeting also earned a mention Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 11:43)
There was still time for a bit of COP: The official launch of the AWARE (Action for Water Adaptation and Resilience) initiative by the COP27 Presidency is getting coverage from Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 4:57). The show also covered a speech given by Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during yesterday’s Gender Day (watch, runtime: 4:07).