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Egypt’s economy relies heavily on its tourism sector that has been struggling to survive since the uprising of 25 January and subsequent events in the country. Once a month DNE rounds up the most significant news relating to tourism to give you an overview of the efforts that are being made to bring tourists back to the country.

The Supply Directorate for the Red Sea, in conjunction with the General Office for the Province, has formed a committee to oversee and administer the province’s petroleum resources and domestic commerce, as well as auditing all Egypt’s tourist and hotel facilities and their projects.

This would also apply to all quarry projects and companies operating throughout the province, and would lead to direct contracts between those facilities, corporations and the country’s petroleum authority.

Alaa al-Din al-Murtada, an agent with the Ministry of Supply for the Red Sea, said that these contracts sought to lighten overcrowding on tourist buses, cranes and loaders.

Murtada added that the daily distribution of petroleum products from Suez to the Red Sea were not affected by current events, and confirmed that supplies of diesel and petroleum fuel had been arriving by their scheduled appointments.


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