The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities aims to commence several projects in 2021, including 4 museums with a total cost of LE915 million, according to Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri. Now mark you’ll planner because this year you’ll have some new places to visit around Egypt.
Now one of the 4 projects include a museum we’ve all been waiting for ‘The Grand Egyptian Museum’ known as GEM expected to open in June 2021. Another and equally important one is the National Egyptian Museum, costing LE615 million. Alexandria will also open the Greco-Roman museum under the cost of LE300 million, which is scheduled to be completed and opened during the second half of 2021. According to Waziri, the new administrative capital museum, and the airport museum will also open this year. Outside Cairo, Egypt will also launch the new Sharm El-Sheikh Museum, the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, and the Royal Chariots Museum.
Aside from the museums, Egypt is planning on renovating and executing new projects that will not only entertain the visitors but also attract tourists. New projects include the Eliahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria at a cost of LE97 million, the LE104 million renovation of the Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, the renovation of the Baron Palace located in Heliopolis valued at LE175 million.
Two mosques, including the Royal Al-Fateh mosque in Abdeen and Imam Al-Shafei were also opened with funding from the Ministry of Endowments. The Agurmi Mosque were opened in Siwa through an EU grant, and the first museum of antiquities was opened in Hurghada, Waziri noted. Shoutout to everyone, hold on and get excited to visit these sights, Egypt is getting back strong!