PM: Govt interested in supporting cabinet panel for tourism & antiquates

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said the government is keen to offer needed support for the ministerial committee for tourism and antiquities to help it achieve its goals in removing all obstacles facing tourism and archaeological activities.

The committee is also aimed at maximizing revenues from the tourism and antiquities sector and outlining a mechanism to beef up the security system at various tourist and archaeological sites in coordination with all the bodies concerned, he pointed out.

During a cabinet meeting on Tuesday 21/1/2020, the premier said that forming this cabinet panel stems from the government’s vision which views this sector as one of the major sectors influencing the Egyptian economy.

The government targets doubling the number of visiting tourists, a goal that requires full coordination among the ministries concerned, cooperation between the Antiquities Ministry and the Civil Aviation Ministry and ensuring the highest standards of infrastructure and tourist facilities.

Madbouli pointed out to the initiative that the government has launched in cooperation with the Central Bank of Egypt which, he said, is aimed at upgrading tourist facilities.

During the meeting, Madbouli approved a proposal submitted by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el Anani on forming a permanent committee to be responsible for following up the issuance of new licences for hotels and other tourist facilities.

Source: State Information Service Egypt