Sunday, March 26, 2006

USAID funding for Luxor (Egypt State Information Service)
"The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated $ 40 million to restore and develop Luxor's Western Bank. The project will be carried out in cooperation with the (SCA) Supreme Council for Antiquities, SCA Secretary General Zahi Hawwas told reporters on the sidelines of the Hatshepsut Exhibition in the New York-based Metropolitan Museum of Arts said that the aid will be mainly used to restore the Valley of Kings and Queens. Hawwas said that an international centre for tourists will be set up to brief them on the ancient history of Egypt. 'It will be established outside the monuments area,' he noted. The USAID has allocated $ 5 million to restore and develop Luxor's Eastern Bank."

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