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Giza and Cairo governorates are preparing to open the Grand Egyptian Museum

With the start of the countdown to the opening of the icon of international museums, the “Grand Egyptian Museum,” the largest cultural and civilizational edifice in the world, which is expected to be opened during the next few days, the final touches and preparations for the museum are currently being made after its executive work has largely completed.

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In this regard, the Giza and Cairo governorates are racing against time in completing the preparations to highlight the aesthetic elements of the surroundings of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the roads leading to it in preparation for its opening.


The Middle East News Agency monitored in a report today the most important efforts made by the Giza and Cairo governorates with regard to improving visual vision, highlighting the aesthetic elements of the museum’s surroundings, and creating a modern vision in line with the archaeological and touristic character of the region, as Ahmed Rashed, the governor of Giza, is keen to implement many From inspection tours to follow up on the stages of work on the plan to develop the surrounding area, the roads and traffic axes leading to the museum, whether Fayoum Road, the shooting area, or the officers’ residences, to the three gates of the Al-Ahram Gardens area, whose walls are being developed and raised, and a landscape, cosmetic plantings, and an advanced lighting network will be created, in addition to issuing his mandates to improve And beautifying the facades of properties overlooking the ring road to achieve a decent civilized appearance.


The development work on Fayoum Road, starting from the tourist road to the shooting range, witnessed the support of both sides of the road with civilized walls, landscaping, and flats. Green trees, walkways and palm trees were supported by a modern irrigation network in order to give the road an aesthetic appearance. 95% of the tunnel payment work in the area was completed.


The Governor of Giza directed that the installation of electricity transformers be quickly completed. And raising the efficiency of the components of the current network, in order to supply the lighting in the area surrounding the Grand Egyptian Museum, which has witnessed remarkable progress in terms of civil works and agriculture, while the head of the Haram district was assured of the absence of spray waste behind the modern walls on Fayoum Road that were created to be in line with the archaeological character of the area. With the appointment of periodic services to control cars that spray the public road.


The governor confirmed that the project is being implemented through consulting offices specialized in this field, through which an integrated and comprehensive vision has been developed. To improve the visual image and beautify the areas surrounding the Grand Egyptian Museum, as the facades of the properties surrounding the museum and the properties overlooking the roads leading to it, whether the ring road or the properties located in the shooting areas, Mansourieh and Kafr Ghataty, are being completed, in a way that is compatible with the cultural shift in that giant project that the world is waiting for its opening.


In Cairo Governorate, Khaled Abdel-Al, Cairo Governor, confirmed the continuation of work on improving the visual identity of the ring road in the East Nile sector, in the distance between the beginning of the highway to the Nile, with a length of 12 km. km through work in 5 sectors in the northern direction and 6 sectors in the southern direction within the neighborhoods of Al-Basateen, Dar Al-Salam and Old Cairo.


The work of developing the visual identity of the ring road is being carried out in cooperation with the University of Ain Shams according to a general vision that includes dividing the road into sectors to carry out work according to a specific timetable that will end in conjunction with the approaching opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, and includes painting the buildings on both sides of the road in consistent colors and installing advertising and illuminated billboards with the addition and distribution of some distinctive elements of plants, trees, lighting, and display screens. In a way that reflects Egyptian civilization and the governorate’s slogan, linking BRT stations and microbus stops to this distinctive identity and in a way befitting the tourist status of the Grand Museum, as its opening is a huge event that will attract the global spotlight to Egypt, and reflects the cultural shift that Egypt seeks to achieve.


In its final form, the project is expected to reflect a bright image of the governorates of Cairo and Giza, whether for its residents or for tourists, especially those who will frequent the Grand Egyptian Museum to see the history of ancient Egyptian civilization. 


The Grand Egyptian Museum is located a few miles west of Cairo, near the Pyramids of Giza, and is being built to be the largest museum in the world for antiquities, to accommodate 5 million visitors annually, in addition to commercial and entertainment services buildings, a restoration center, and a museum garden that will be planted. It contains trees that were known to the ancient Egyptians, and will include archaeological collections exceeding 50,000 artifacts.

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