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Providing basic services in 30 archaeological sites and museums within the framework of the development plan

Today, Dr. Khaled El-Anany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held a meeting to discuss business developments to develop visitor services at archaeological sites and museums, in the presence of Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and a number of ministry leaders.


During the meeting, the basic services being provided in the 30 most visited archaeological sites and museums were reviewed, as a first stage, where contracts are under way to purchase 200 seats, 200 garbage bins with a recycling system, and toilet supplies.

 

This comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities' keenness to improve the services provided to visitors at archaeological sites and museums and improve their experience during the visit.


They also discussed raising the efficiency of fixed and mobile toilets and visitor centers and providing them with digital services and interactive screens.


It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had completed raising the efficiency of tourism services provided to visitors in a number of archaeological sites in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Fayoum, Sohag, Luxor and Aswan, which included the provision of indicative and explanatory panels and maps, the development of visitor centers and toilets, and the work of umbrellas and seats for the convenience of visitors and designed rubbish baskets. For recycling, in addition to making brochures and brochures on those sites and museums in both Arabic and English. A barcode was also provided at the archaeological site or museum to enable the visitor to identify all archaeological information about the area or museum, using smart phone programs, in order to preserve the environment.


The development also includes making these museums and archaeological sites available to people with special needs by rehabilitating movement paths and brochures in Braille, subtitling films in visitor centers in sign language, and other services that improve the visitor experience.

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