15 février 2000

The conquest of the desert

Examples of the policy of conquering the desert in Egypt, the projects of Touchka and east of al-Owaynat in Upper Egypt appear as a response, but opinions are divided on how to achieve them.At the south of Lake Nasser, and thirty years after the construction of Aswan Dam, Touchka is presented as the "safety valve" of Egypt by the authorities. The project of Touchka would multiply by four the inhabited area of the country from 5% to 25% of the land of Egypt. But if it is a real economic development plan to retain the... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2000

Legislative elections : Judges supervise the voting process

For the first time in seven years in Egypt, a bill submitted by the Opposition is approved by a parliamentary committeeA committee of the People's Assembly approved in early February a bill submitted by the Opposition. According to the bill, the judges will be responsible for overseeing the voting at polling stations during parliamentary elections, to combat electoral fraud. The Department of Justice would replace that of the Interior for the control of elections in November.The leader of the left party "al-Tagamu" (The... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 1999

Touchka ... "The Second Nile that will allow to Egyptians out of the narrow valley

"The Touchka project is the safety valve for Egypt." Thus, the French magazine "Jeune Afrique" described the project which they consider a real plan for economic development and allow the Egyptians out of the narrow valley . A project to house seven million people who populate the banks of the "Second Nile of Egypt.According to the magazine, a French expert said he knew that the project would be provided with a real political will. "President Hosni Mubarak himself is committed to the project", he... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 1999

A year after the Luxor attack: what is the situation of the tourism sector?

In 1996 and 1997, the number of tourists in Egypt ranged between 3 and 3,5 million per year. A figure that does not satisfy the Ministry of Tourism and workers in this sector, who had a hope that this number reaches the 5 million tourists in 1998.However, the terrorist attack which took place in Tahrir Square In Cairo, the one happened in Luxor, took away all hope and sharply hit the tourism industry: The occupancy rate of hotel rooms has dropped to 0%. This resulted in the closure of many tourist enterprises for periods ranging... [Lire la suite]
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