In pics: Egypt reveals development plan to Giza Pyramids vicinity



Thu, 11 Nov 2021 - 12:18 GMT


Thu, 11 Nov 2021 - 12:18 GMT

Egypt reveals development plan to Giza Pyramids vicinity

Egypt reveals development plan to Giza Pyramids vicinity

CAIRO – 11 November 2021: Egypt has revealed a current development plan that will easily transfer tourists from the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) to the Giza Pyramids using the electric bus.


Tourists will also be able to see all the archeological sites in the area if they took the cable car extending from the museum to the Pyramids, with a length of 3 km. They can also use a tourist walkway that will be constructed in the area.




The implementation of the plan to develop the perimeter of the pyramids is linked to the removal of the slum area adjacent to the pyramid, where the Giza governorate implements transportation and housing works for the people of Nazlet al-Samman, and has already begun to move the residents of the slum area of ​​Sin al-Agouz within the region that extends over an area of ​​10 acres.     


Giza Governor Ahmed Rashid says that residents receive fully equipped units of 90 meters near the area, and was implemented in coordination with the Slum Development Fund and the Urban Communities Authority, at a cost of 2.2 billion pounds, so that each family would get a fully furnished apartment.




The governorate explained that the stables project is built on an area of ​​18,000 square meters, and the first phase includes the construction of 4 concrete compounds that are sufficient to house 220 horses, and are fully equipped with all environmental standards taken into account.


The plan for the development of the area includes the construction of hotel rooms on an area of ​​the Nazlat al-Samman area that is being evacuated, which raises questions about the antiquities below the area.




The Giza governorate confirmed that approximately 1,000 families have been transferred out of the total 2,500 families of the residents of the Nazlet El-Samman area, so far.


According to the plan, the development is not limited to the entrances and surroundings of the pyramids only, but to include the entire archaeological area, where electric buses will be operated to transport tourists, as well as the distribution of a number of mobile toilets, in addition to installing the aerial internet service, developing entrances and paths for people with special needs, and launching a mobile application to provide an explanation of the attractions.


The archaeological area includes the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, which is the only surviving wonder of the seven ancient wonders, in addition to 38 pyramids in Giza, Saqqara, Abu Sir and Dahshur, and about 9,000 monuments and tombs from different periods from the era of the First Dynasty until the Greco-Roman era.



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