Egypt plans to build new airport terminal

State-run Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (Ehcaan) plans to establish a new terminal for Borg El Arab Airport, with a capacity of up to four million passengers a year, said a report.

The $150-million project is being funded by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), reported Amwal Alghad.

The company plans to start work on the new terminal by July next year, it added.

New residential city in Egypt

Egypt-based Maxim Investment Group is keen to establish a comprehensive city within the state new administrative capital city, said a report.  

The upcoming city will come up over a 1.26 million sq ft to 2.1 million sq ft area, reported Amwal Alghad, citing its chairman Mohamed Karrar.

United Arab Emirates: Consular process to be required for some employment visa applicants

Employment visa (entry permit) applicants from certain countries will soon have to process their immigration applications through designated UAE consular service centres in their home country before entering the UAE, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).

Egypt: Integrated residential project in eastern Cairo

Palm Hills Development Company, a leading real estate company in Egypt, has signed an agreement with the New Urban Communities Authority (Nuca) to develop an integrated residential project in eastern Cairo on a 500-acre area on a revenue sharing system.

The project, being co-developed with Egypt Ministry of Housing, is likely to attract investments worth over E£35 billion ($4.4 billion), reported the Daily News Egypt, citing the housing minister.

Egypt: Travel update

Regular flights to and from the UK to Sharm el Sheikh were suspended on 4 November. Special security measures are now in place to allow travellers already in Sharm el Sheikh to return to the UK by air safely. These extra measures will be in place up to and including Tuesday 17 November.

If you’re visiting Sharm el Sheikh now, you should contact your airline or travel company and make arrangements to leave by Tuesday 17 November at the latest.

If you choose to remain in Sharm el Sheikh after Tuesday 17 November, you’ll need to make your own arrangements for returning to the UK. This may involve having to travel with an airline to which extra security measures eg separate baggage flights, don’t apply. You should make your own decisions about the risk based on the information in our travel advice.

Egypt: Coca-Cola opens new production line for Cairo plant

US drinks giant Coca-Cola opened Thursday 22nda new production line for its bottling plant in Cairo. The plant employs around 12,600 workers.

The inauguration ceremony was in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Manpower Gamal Sorour and Salam El-Hammamy - President and Chief Operating Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt.

Egypt: Opening of The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, the iconic luxury hotel on the shores of the Nile, opened its doors to a new wave of global travellers to the historic city today. The landmark property, which reopened under the stewardship of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., will offer leisure and business travellers to the city an opulent retreat in the heart of Cairo that is rich in history and intuitive in service.

The grand opening of the iconic property, offers visitors from around the world a stately vantage point to witness the resurgence of one of the world's most famous historic destinations. "Cairo is a city that fuses the majesty of the past with the pulse of the present and the promise of the future," stated Herve Humler, President & C.O.O., The Ritz-Carlton.

Egypt: Travel update

The FCO has decided, in consultation with the airlines, that flights from Sharm el Sheikh to the UK will resume on 6 November 2015. British nationals affected by this should contact their tour operators or carriers on their travel plans. The additional security measures will include permitting passengers to carry hand baggage only and transporting hold luggage separately. The FCO is working with the airlines to ensure there are suitable arrangements in place to reunite passengers with their belongings as soon as possible.

The FCO is not raising the threat level in the resort. The above advice applies only to air travel to and from Sharm el Sheikh.

The FCO has deployed consular staff to Sharm el Sheikh, who will be on hand at the airport and the resort, to assist British nationals.

Egypt: Travel update

On 31 October 2015, a flight from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg crashed in North Sinai. Egyptian and Russian authorities are conducting an investigation.

There is a significant possibility that the crash was caused by an explosive device. As a precautionary measure, the FCO are now advising against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh. UK carriers will not take passengers directly to Sharm el Sheikh airport. The FCO are working with the Egyptian authorities and air carriers to put special security measures in place which will permit travellers in Sharm el Sheikh to return by air, whether as scheduled at the end of their stay or before that if they wish. British nationals affected by this should contact their tour operators or carriers to arrange an orderly departure.

Al Kharafi launches Wadi Ghalib residential resort in Egypt

Al Kharafi Group has launched its latest project 'Wadi Ghalib' residential resort at the Cityscape Exhibition at the Cairo International Convention Centre in Egypt.
The resort will offer a variety of residential units, including villas, townhouses and flats, to suit the needs of its wide client base, said a statement.