Saturday, September 10, 2011

Egypt Antiquities authority schedules debt to push restoration

Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)

During his first meeting with representatives of constructor organisations which are carrying out restoration works and development projects of some of archaeological sites and monuments, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ (SCA) Mohamed Abdel Fatah agreed to draw an urgent plan for a rapid resumption of all restoration projects, which were put on hold for lack of the SCA budget, starting with those in dire need of restoration.

During the meeting, Abdel Fatah discussed the SCA financial situation with Sameh Khatab, head of the Financial Sector, and Mohamed El-Sheikha, head of the Projects Sector, in order to schedule all the SCA’s debts within the framework of the recent revenue of the council providing through the number of visitors to the monuments and archaeological sites.

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