Petrified Forest - Courtesy of Pixabay/Jillmackie
CAIRO – 1 September 2017: In cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Housing, the government agreed to develop the Petrified Forest protectorate in New Cairo. The government also agreed to remove violating buildings around the protectorate and establish a geological museum for the residents of New Cairo.
The project is set to cost around 50 million EGP ($2.8 million) and will be carried out within the ministry’s plan to develop protectorates. The Petrified Forest development is set to be completed by the end of next December.
The Petrified Forest protectorate is considered a rare geological monument which is one of a kind worldwide due to its width and the amount of petrified wood which helps study and record the Earth’s history.
The Ministry of Housing also agreed on the Ministry of Environment’s suggestion of establishing outlets to sell Bedouin products and different products from the protectorates around the protectorate’s wall.
Assuring that the Ministry of Housing is interested in utilizing the protectorate in the best ways possible according to the Ministry of Environment’s vision, in order to preserve Egypt’s natural and geological treasures.