President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Monday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, to follow up on the work progress at the Grand Egyptian Museum, said Ahmed Fahmy, the Presidency’s official spokesperson.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem Al-Gazzar, Minister of Local Development Hisham Amna, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa, Governor of Giza Ahmed Rashed, Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning Ameer Sayed Ahmed, President’s Advisor for Urban Planning, Armed Forces Engineering Authority Chairperson Ahmed Al-Azazi, and Armed Forces Engineering Authority Assistant Chairperson Atef Moftah.
The executive position of the final stages of work and equipment was also reviewed, particularly with regard to exhibition halls, the King Khufu Boat Museum and equipment for the transport of artifacts to their permanent display.
The President drew attention to the details of the museum as an integrated system that reflects, in both form and content, the greatness of the ancient Egyptian civilization, as well as the ability to organize and manage modern times according to the highest international standards, the spokesman said.
The President also directed the continuation of the ongoing work to develop and raise the efficiency of the museum’s geographical surroundings.
He also directed to achieve integration and linkage with the region of the Pyramids Plateau.
This is to provide a unique exceptional experience for visitors and tourists and to maximize the value added of this region as a whole, so that it becomes the most important tourist archeological region in the world, in a way that befits the great historical face of Egypt, its present and its future, for which we aspire and work.