The passenger was involved in a smuggling attempt in 2019.
The Ministry of Petroleum said in a statement, Wednesday, that the contracts included signing four contracts with AKH Gold, a company affiliated to Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris, with a total investment of about $ 4.1 million to search for gold in nine sectors in the Eastern Desert.
The contracts were signed between the Egyptian General Authority for Mineral Resources and Canadian and Egyptian companies.
President Sisi asked for providing all financial resources to establish the city with the international and modern standards and technologies to reflect Egypt's ancient civilizational history.
In a similar context, the spokesperson added that the ministry had invited tenders for a gold mining opportunity in Egypt.
11 mining companies won a gold ore exploration bid on an area of about 170 km2 in the Eastern Desert and the Red Sea.
A collection of 28 gold dinars as well as five small coins were discovered in Fayoum by Egyptian-Russian archaeological mission.
Spot gold went up 0.8%, recording $1,985.64 per ounce after hitting its highest since August 19 at $1,989.42 earlier in the session.
The company said in a statement Tuesday, that it achieved a pre-tax profit of $ 191.14 million, compared to $ 59.62 million in the first half of 2019.
The one gram of of 24-carat gold registered LE 1,006.85, while 21-carat gold hit LE 881, a new record high.
The first to discover gold was the Pharaohs, through excavations in the Eastern Desert, Red Sea and Nubia. Ancient Egyptians excelled in manufacturing gold and it had a strong presence in their life.
The value of the gold Egyptian pound hit LE 6,920, he added.
Sources told Egypt Today that 10 companies purchased the applications of the international gold exploration auction announced by Egypt earlier this year.
General Manager of Centamin Egypt Youssef al-Raghy told Egypt Today that the size of target production of Sokary Gold Mine in 2020 is 510,000 -540,000 ounces.
The company clarified that profit share distribution to Egypt recorded $87.1 million and royalty payments hit $19.7 million.
This came during a discussion session held by the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla, with Cotts, according to a statement of the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum.
Investors will be given the opportunity to bid on 320 blocks over an area of about 56,000 square kilometres in the Eastern Desert and the Red Sea.
Investors will be bidding on blocks which will be awarded to them within four months of the bid round being launched, the official said.
The Export Council for Building Materials (ECBM) said the UAE topped the list of importing countries by $1.378 billion in 2019.
The passenger was coming from Dubai.