The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany met with officials of the Grand Egyptian Museum to follow up on the progress of work.
On December 20, the committee of experts formed by the decree of the Prime Minister No. 3211 of 2019 convened at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The meeting discussed ways of cooperation in the field of scientific and archaeological work in general and for the Grand Egyptian Museum in particular.
The meeting discussed the latest updates in the museum and the first stage of the pre-set plan for transporting heavy artifacts which was completed.
This comes in preparation for installing the obelisk in the place of its permanent display in the outer yard of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
According to Moftah, it cost 10 percent of the initially estimated value, which is LE 200-250 million.
According to Atef Moftah, the area’s development plan includes establishing a project to create a cable car as well as a tourist and cultural service area.
The inspection tour included the lobby, the great staircase and the exhibition halls of the treasures of King Tutankhamun.
Anani visited the museum to follow up on the latest developments in the project and its work plan during the current period, in light of the preventive measures taken by the state to fight the novel coronavirus.
Moftah affirmed that any violation in this regard will not be tolerated, as the health of workers at the museum comes first.
Zidan also noted that work inside the Grand Egyptian Museum started from 8 a.m. to midnight, under the constant supervision and follow-up of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani
The general Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the surrounding area confirmed that everything within the museum is perfectly planned.
The state is doing everything it is capable of to meet the deadline previously set for the inauguration of the museum, which falls in the last quarter of 2020.