Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli holds a meeting with the cabinet members to discuss the latest developments of the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on February 2022- press photo
CAIRO- 6 February 2022: Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli directed the cabinet members to accelerate the completion of the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), said the Egyptian cabinet in a statement on Sunday.
The Premier’s directions were stated during a meeting with the concerned ministers to be updated on the ongoing construction work in the Grand Egyptian Museum project, especially with regard to building the sun boats and the preparations for displaying the artifacts at the GEM.
He also highlighted the importance of completing two metro stations in the vicinity of the GEM fast to implement the whole project on time.
During the meeting, Major General Atef Moftah, the supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project made a presentation of the project's executive work. He said that the works were completed in the external yards, the Obelisk Square at a rate of 100 percent, while work at the Great Hall Square and the Great Staircase were done by 99.8 percent.
As for the hall of King Tutankhamun at the museum, the work has been completed by 99.8 percent, while the main exhibition halls have been fully equipped, said Al-Tayeb Abbas, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum during the cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Transport Khaled Mubarak said at the meeting that the first phase of the fourth metro line is currently being implemented. He added that this line has 17 stations, including the Grand Egyptian Museum Station. The line would be 18.8 kilometers in length. The Deputy Minister added that the entire site of the GEM Station has been handed over to an executing company.