Sunday, March 30, 2008

LE 70 million investments for sound, light shows in Upper Egypt

Egypt State Information Service

The Chairman of Sound and Light Company affiliated to the Ministry of Investment said that the company has decided for the first time to implement two projects of sound and light in Edfu Temple in Aswan, and in Abidos Temple in Sohag. The first project's cost hit LE 40 million and the implementation period will take two years while the second project's cost hit LE 30 million and will take 3 years.

The chairman added that there is a plan for replacing and renewing the sound and light shows in Karnak Temple with a cost of LE 8 million and it is due to be inaugurated in next July. Also, the renewing of the sound and light shows in Al-Haram area is under-implementation at a cost of LE 6 million. The plan includes developing the shows in Abu-Semple and Feyala Temples in Aswan as of the next year.

He said that developing the sound and light shows includes adding new light circles which give various numbers of colors and embodiment of light on the walls of temples, and a renewal in the dialogue for what has been discovered during the past years. In addition, the plan includes for the first time the establishment of a sound and light project in Hurgada on an area of 42.000 meters.

He added that the company has finalized the project of lighting 16 Islamic monuments in Al-Moez Street in Cairo at a cost of LE 7 million, while the project of lighting the Citadel at a cost of LE 40 million is under-implementation.

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