Thursday, August 18, 2005

PM calls for protecting Fayoum ecological sites

An Egyptian State Information Service bulletin: "A comprehensive investment plan for all Fayoum Governorate's natural and heritage sites is urgently needed," Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said Tuesday. "A plan is needed to utilize Fayoum's ecological sites and push forward its development process," Nazif told a ministerial meeting. Nazif also stated that Wadi'Hetan (Jaws Valley) should be considered as a natural reserve; it is the first Egyptian natural heritage site to be registered on the UNESCO list. "We should, make use of this international site to encourage' ecological tourism whose importance is increasing everyday," added Nazif.
This is the full SIS bulletin.

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