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Tuesday, 3 January 2023

The Grand Egyptian Museum is to be inaugurated in “months”

It was a mixed bag on the talk shows last night, as the pundits celebrated the repatriation of a looted sarcophagus as well as another record-breaking year for Suez Canal revenues.

The Grand Egyptian Museum will be inaugurated “within a few months,” Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa in a phone call (watch, runtime: 3:24). Waziri did the rounds on the talk shows last night to talk about the successful repatriation of a looted sarcophagus to Egypt from the US (more on that in our Egypt in the News section, below.)

Suez Canal registers record revenues in 2022: Revenues from the Suez Canal increased 25% y-o-y in 2022 to reach around USD 8 bn, while the number of transiting ships increased by 14% y-o-y to 23.6k vessels, according to an Ittihadiya statement. Suez Canal Authority boss Osama Rabie phoned in to Al Hayah Al Youm to discuss the record results, as well as ongoing plans to develop the canal and offer new services (watch, runtime: 7:55.)

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