Monday, January 30, 2023
Books – Youssef Afifi:
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has completed the training of 40 workers in the Giza Pyramids area, including ticket office employees, civil security officials and antiquities inspectors, as part of the “Tourism Ambassadors” program launched by the ministry in March 2020.
The program is implemented on those who deal with the visitor in tourist and archaeological sites and museums, within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan to upgrade the human element of workers in the tourism and archaeological sector in the ministry.
And “Masrawy” monitors, in pictures, the final touches before the launch of the “King Khufu” project to develop the Giza pyramids, ahead of the upcoming opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
The project includes the following:
Implementation of a tourist service center.
Installing smart gates with electronic tickets instead of paper ones.
– medical Center.
– Purchasing golf carts and electric buses to ensure easy movement of tourists.
– Establishing a number of restaurants and cafeterias.
Transferring horse owners to a place designated for horse riding after activating the unified pricing and personal identification cards for each of them.
It is worth noting that the opening of the first phase of the project to develop visitor services for the pyramids area, and the start of the trial operation of the visitors’ center gates on Fayoum Road, Khufu Restaurant in the International Restaurant Complex, and internal tours in the region for groups and individuals, during the month of September 2022.
The electric bus system has also been operated and 7 main stations for the visit are equipped with integrated services for visitors, and a parking space for cars and buses for the Visitor Center station inside the Giza Pyramids area. Within the framework of the cooperation protocol signed between the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Orascom Pyramids Projects, to develop, operate and raise the efficiency of services provided to visitors in the Giza Pyramids.
The trial operation of the first group of environmentally friendly buses and electric cars began, and the parking lot at the Visitor Center station, which can accommodate nearly 1,000 cars and buses, with the aim of serving visitors to the Giza Pyramids, who will enjoy a distinct tourism experience, as they can see the various archaeological sites in the region, through these buses. And electric cars, which will take them on a tour of the visitation area through 7 main stations, starting from the Visitor Center station, passing through Panorama 1 station, then Menkaure station, Khafre station, then Khufu station, then the Sphinx station, to end at Panorama 4 station before returning to the Visitor Center.
The main stations include a number of services for visitors, including an information desk, Wi-Fi internet service, smart device charging machines, an electronic mobile application, a group of shaded seats for seating, and outlets for selling gifts, drinks and fast food, in the places specified and approved by the Supreme Council of Antiquities. And other agreed-upon tourism services, such as the provision of areas designated for children, sites designated for photography, as well as automatic teller machines, which comes within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to improve the quality of services provided to visitors in the region, which is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.
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