Monday, July 16, 2007

Tourism: Marsa Alam-Edfu new road opened

State Information Service
The new road linking Marsa Alam-Edfo opened for users Sunday 15/7/2007. Tourism Minister Zuhair Garana said he will be inspecting this road upon arriving home from Italy along with the Prime Minister. This road is considered an important one as it would help boost tourist movement from the Red Sea governorate to the tourist destinations in Upper Egypt as it cuts short the distance. Tourists used to take the road of Marsa Alam-Safaga, Qena-Luxor. Now tourists can go directly to Luxor. The new road is 220 kms long with cost of L.E. 707 million.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I plan to go from Cairo to Marsa Alam in November.
With this new road - is it possible and allowed for tourists to hire from Edfu to Marsa Alam? Or is there buses from Edfu to Marsa ALam?