Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, made press statements, following a field visit in Cairo Governorate today, to inspect and open a number of projects in the governorate, where he indicated that his visit today began with the opening of the control center of the National Network for Emergency and Public Safety, in Cairo Governorate, stressing that this center comes Within a major system implemented by the state in all governorates at the level of the Republic, in succession, with the aim of managing major crises, adding that, according to the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, work has begun to have a national center at the state level, then a regional center in each governorate, pointing out that Mr. President, he inaugurated five centers that were established within this system, and today the Cairo governorate center was inaugurated, and by the end of next month, we will have 13 centers to control the level of the Republic under construction and operation.
The Prime Minister added that the second part of his field visit today to Cairo Governorate was also very important, as he witnessed the inspection and opening of a number of archaeological projects that underwent restoration in the heart of historic Cairo, indicating that the opening of the socket tower of the Magra El Oyoun wall began, then he inspected the Hanging Church, then The inauguration of the restoration work of the Babylon Fortress, and the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Gate, through which the great companion entered Egypt, marking the Islamic conquest of Egypt.
The interest of the Egyptian state in preserving antiquities
Madbouly indicated, in this regard, that this area represents a “complex of religions”, as it includes historical archaeological buildings belonging to the three monotheistic religions “Islam, Christianity and Judaism”, in addition to the Babylon Fortress itself, which dates back to the Roman era, which illustrates the extent of the Egyptian state’s interest in preserving On the antiquities and restoring their splendor, adding that the past period also witnessed the completion of the restoration work of the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque, which is the oldest on the continent of Africa, and we are now witnessing the development of a great project in addition to the mosque, which is the “Fustat Gardens”, which has an area of more than 500 acres, and is planned To be the main central park in the heart of Cairo.
The Prime Minister confirmed that part of the restoration work in the Fustat Gardens area includes the restoration of the Fustat Hills area itself or the excavations that we are restoring and highlighting. For all Egyptians to see the city of Fustat, which represents the oldest Islamic capital in Egypt and Africa, and all this shows the extent of the Egyptian state’s interest in the development of antiquities that is taking place today in these areas, stressing the keenness to highlight this historical dimension.
Madbouly confirmed that he had instructed the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities to include these areas within the targeted destinations for tourists to visit, as they will be able to attract tourists from abroad, as a new tourist destination that was not available before, indicating that the minister assured him that these areas will enter from tomorrow. Among the visits of tourism programs for foreigners, as well as for Egyptians; To learn about the history of their country.
The Prime Minister pointed out that these efforts reflect Egypt’s interest in highlighting the depth of its heritage and civilization, and the greatness of its history, as it possesses many antiquities dating back thousands of years, expressing his happiness at the level of restoration work carried out by Egyptian hands, from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and professors of antiquities from Egyptian universities, thanking all those in charge of these efforts.