Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said the
near the Cairo-Alexandria desert road is being carried out on 117 feddans and is expected to be the biggest in the world. Grand Egyptian Museum
The second phase includes a center for renovating antiquities, a warehouse, an electricity station and a fire station, in addition to a number of buildings, said Hosni.
He added that the project costs 550 million US dollars including 100 million in self-finance and 300 million dollars as a Japanese soft loan to be repaid after a 20-year grace period, in addition to 150 million collected from donations and local and international contributions.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Second phase of Grand Egyptian Museum finalized in March
Egypt State Information Service