Operation of new electric cars to transport visitors on Luxor’s West Bank launches - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 2 January 2022: With the beginning of the New Year, the Valley of the Kings and Deir el-Bahari regions on the western bank of Luxor witnessed the launch of operation of environmentally friendly electric cars to transport visitors within the archaeological area.
This comes within the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ keenness to use modern technology and activate the basics of sustainable tourism to preserve the environment in archaeological sites.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri explained that this step also comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ project to develop visitor services at 30 archaeological sites nationwide as a first stage, to improve and enrich the experience of visitors in the archaeological sites.
For his part, Head of the Finance Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities Hussein Al-Rifai said that 20 electric cars were operated on January 1, 12 of which in the Valley of the Kings and 8 in Deir el-Bahari. Al-Rifai pointed out that these cars are present at the entrance gates to the archaeological area during the official visiting hours.