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Int'l cooperation min: GEM 'Egypt's gift to the world'

Saturday، 18 January 2020 - 11:57 AM

International Cooperation Minister Rania el Mashat said that the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is the Egypt's gift to the people of the world.

This came during a tour of the museum with a high-ranking delegation of the executive directors of the World Bank.

Mashat also underlined the government's efforts to achieve sustainable tourism development in line with the global trends.

She also underscored the government's efforts to achieve sustainable development in accordance with the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals.

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is a planned museum of artifacts of ancient Egypt.

Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, the museum is under construction and is scheduled to open in 2020, exhibiting the full Tutankhamun collection with many pieces to be displayed for the first time.

The museum is sited on 50 hectares (120 acres) of land approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids and is part of a new master plan for the plateau.

MENA

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