Local Development Ministry
Shaarawy has directed governors to act to ensure stores abide by new rules of closure during winter.
Shaarawy asserted that the political leadership in Egypt is deeply interested in developing Upper Egypt especially in view of the Egyptian constitution of 2014.
Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawi participates in the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF 10) to open later Sunday in Abu Dhabi.
Sharawi said relations between the two countries are progressing as Egypt considers Singapore a model of economic and social development.
Sharawy’s remarks came during his speech in the Parliament’s plenary session on Tuesday.
Egypt's Ministry of Local Development halted issuing licenses for the three-wheeled tuk-tuks (also known as auto rickshaw), in an effort to replace them with safer minivans that use natural gas, a spokesman for the ministry said.