Dr. Khaled El Anany, Minister of Antiquities, was accompanied by a delegation of members of the Culture, Information and Antiquities Committee of the House of Representatives, headed by MP Osama Haikal, in an inspection tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum, on Saturday.
The tour was attended by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Major General Atef Miftah, Deputy Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Organization and the General Supervisor of the works of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the surrounding area.
Dr. Tariq Tawfiq, Director General of Antiquities and Restoration Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum and Ahmed Obaid, General Supervisor of the Office of the Minister of Antiquities.
The tour began by inspecting the glass facade of the museum and the statue of Ramses II, then inspecting the halls of King Tutankhamun’s treasures and other halls. The delegation then went to the restoration factory, which has restored more than 45,000 artifacts.
Dr. Khaled Al-Anani said that the large Egyptian museum, with its artifacts and treasures, is the largest cultural project in the world.
He confirmed that the official opening date of the museum will be announced at least one year before it opens. It will be an international opening for major international figures. The museum is the most important cultural monument in the world.
Dr. Al-Anany explained that the Egyptian Museum will not die and the Ministry will develop it and raise its efficiency. The ministry received a grant of 3 million euros from the European Union to improve the efficiency of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. The Ministry also works regularly to recover the Egyptian monuments from various countries. Dr. Al-Anany explained that the Egyptian Museum will not die and the Ministry will develop it and raise its efficiency. The ministry received a grant of 3 million euros from the European Union to improve the efficiency of the Egyptian Museum of Liberation. The Ministry also works regularly to recover the Egyptian monuments from various countries. In 2016, Antiquities were recovered from Israel, and in 2018 Antiquities were recovered from 5 countries where the statute of limitations cases do not fall.
Dr. Al-Anani also called on the members of the House of Representatives to tour the archaeological sites in the province of Minya to submit proposals to raise its efficiency, and invited them to watch the announcement of the first archaeological discovery in 2019.
Major General Atef Muftah, general supervisor of the works of the Grand Egyptian Museum, and the surrounding area, said that the project cost in 2011 estimated at 1.6 billion dollars, and the proportion of implementation of the work since 2011 until 2015 about 17% of the value of business, and in 2016 when The Engineering Authority took the project to complete the work and rationalize the expenditure without prejudice to the function of the building or its design or shortening its activities. The project cost now $ 1 billion.
He said that the systems of control, and insurance of the museum and the use of tracking property and the latest control and insurance systems have been developed.
Major General Muftah pointed that the Shooting Club will be removed, the museum will be linked to the club and Haram area, the Fayoum road will be canceled and a tunnel will be built.
Indeed, the firing of the shooting club has been started and transformed into a cultural and recreational area. Mobile Applocation has also been designed to reach everyone.
Dr. Tariq Tawfiq said that the restoration plant in the museum has so far restored 40 thousand pieces by Egyptian hands exclusively, and received 46 thousand since 2010 until now.