Al Nakheel Beach in Alexandria - File photo
CAIRO - 19 July 2017: Parlimentarian Abdel Moniem El-Eliamy submitted on Wednesday a memorandum to the Minister of Local Development and the Governor of Alexandria, complaining the “royalties” imposed by beach workers on citizens visiting beaches in Alexandria governorate.
The memorandum was drafted by the parliamentarian after his recent visit to Alexandria, where he witnessed a number of offenses committed by beach workers against citizens.
Eliamy explained that the beach workers are imposing royalties on citizens in exchange of offering them several services, which is illegal as there is already a comprehensive brochure distributed at the beach gates, granting the right to stay on beaches without any payment.
The services included renting chairs or umbrellas on payments exceeding more than L.E. 25, the member noted.
Eliamy said that he attempted to speak to the head of the beach workers, but one of the workers prevented him and spoke to him unpleasantly.
For years ago, Alexandria, that is the second capital of Egypt, was regularly visited by Egyptian in summer vacations, but the situation have been changing due to the absence of regulations organizing the conditions and citizens presence on its beaches.