PM inspects development work in Magra El-Oyoun Fence and Eyen Al-Sera Lake
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Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli inspected Saturday the development work in some Old Cairo suburbs around Magra El-Oyoun Fence and Eyen Al-Sera Lake. He was accompanied by Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem El-Gazzar and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal. Madbouli followed up the latest progress on removing old buildings and clearing out demolition debris at the site of the development work, which is part of a greater project aimed at restoring the cultural identity of the Old Cairo and its history. Meanwhile, Gazzar said that the project, which covers nearly 378,000 square meters, consists of 60 blocks built in the classical style, including 1,136 housing units. The project also includes a service area, a parking lot, a heritage area housing a center for heritage crafts, exhibitions for craft products, an indoor theater accommodating 450 viewers and an open theater for 1,400 viewers, the minister added. Briefing the premier on the latest progress in the development work around Eyen Al-Sera Lake, which is being carried out on area of 265,000 square meters, El-Gazzar noted that all restaurants, parks and other entertainment areas are expected to be completed by the end of this year. The region is marked by a distinctive urban character with a historical and civilizational depth. This has motivated the state to redevelop this region, in a way that contributes to maximizing its benefits within the framework of an integrated pla...

2020-12-06 08:39:35

Aten Museum in Minya, the Pharaonic spirit in modern architecture
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Location : Minya Owner : culture ministry   It houses 10,000 artifacts and contains 14 museum exhibition halls The Aten Museum is one of the mega-national projects taking place in Minya Governorate. That long-awaited for dream which is located in the eastern Nile region, is one of the most important projects that have been completed currently after being stopped for many years with Egyptian arms. The Akhenaten Museum consists of 14 museum display halls. The number of artifacts scheduled to be displayed upon opening may reach 10,000 artifacts. The main hall will include the history of Minya through different eras, while the rest of the halls contain artifacts that recount the history and art of Aten period, in addition to a theater, a cinema, a conference hall that can accommodate about 800 people, an archaeological library, 19 bazaars, 5 artificial lakes overlooking the Nile, and a number of cafeterias, in addition to an administrative building with a center for staff training and another to revive heritage industries and crafts. The museum grounds, which overlook the Nile, take up 25 feddans. The building is made up of five floors and features 14 exhibition halls, a large conference hall, and a school of museum and restoration studies. There is an open air theatre displaying a collection of ancient Egyptian replicas. The Aten Museum would put Minya back on the world tourism map, and it would contribute significantly to raising the cu...

2020-12-08 10:49:00

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