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By Amina Abdul Salam

The National Research Centre has sent a convoy to Al Bellade village, Giza Governorate to solve health and agricultural problems. The convoy comprises professors of environmental, agricultural and biological research.

The convoy examined industrial areas in residential locations to identify sources of environmental pollution in the village. It has done blood tests on those complaining of health problems of respiratory system. It has also carried out randomised glucose tests for a number of people suspected of having diabetes.

The convoy has organised meetings at the village to raise awareness of the health, economic and environmental hazards of smoking and how to limit this bad habit.

In addition, it has campaigned to raise awareness of how to conserve water sources against pollution and the best ways to rationalise water consumption.

The experts also discussed agricultural problems faced by farmers such as plant and animal diseases, including poultry diseases and have offered solutions to such problems.

CAIRO, July 13, 2018 (MENA) - The Egyptian National Railways (ENR) announced Friday the delay of Upper Egypt trains because of the deraliament of three passenger cars of train no. 986 on Cairo/Qena Line at Elmaraziq station in Giza.

The authority offered its apologies for the delay of trains as a result of the sudden accident.

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat and ENR Chairman Sayed Salem visited the site of the train deraliament.

Earlier in the day, cranes and maintenance teams moved in to the site to remove the three derailed train cars.


CAIRO, July 13, 2018 (MENA) - Three train cars overturned on Friday near Giza.

The Egyptian National Railways said in a statement that the train was coming from Cairo towards Qena when three railcars derailed and flipped over.


GIZA, Egypt, July 13, 2018 (MENA) - Giza Governor Mohamed Kamal el Dali said the first phase of el Nahda Tunnel project will be inaugurated on Saturday.

The first phase will cover 500 meters for vehicles coming from El Galaa Tunnel towards El Bahr el Aazam and Murad streets, the governor said in press statements on Friday.

Dali noted that the Giza Governorate paid a sum of LE 100 million as part of the project's total cost, which is estimated at LE 402 million.


CAIRO, July 5, 2018 (News Wires) - Scientists have discovered two ancient homes near the Giza pyramids   that may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force over 4,500 years ago.

Researchers from the US-based Ancient Egypt Research Associates discovered the structures in an ancient port at Giza, which is believed to have flourished at the time when the Pyramid of Menkaure was being constructed.

One of the officials living in the structures may have been responsible for the containment and slaughtering of animals for food.

The other structure may have housed a priest who was part of an institution called the "wadaat", researchers said.

They found seals found mentioning the wadaat, an ancient Egyptian institution whose priests could be high-ranking officials in government, said Mark Lehner, the director of Ancient Egypt Research Associates.

This priest's residence was attached to a structure that may have been used for malting, suggesting that its occupant oversaw brewing and baking operations at the time, Lehner said.

The two residences are located near a series of structures called galleries, which may have housed a paramilitary force at Giza, Live Science reported.

These galleries may have held more than 1,000 people. Any food produced near the two residences was likely meant mainly for people living in the galleries, although some of the food could have reached people working at the Menkaure pyramid, Lehner said.

The two residences are located in what is believed to be "the national port of its time," with goods and materials coming in from all over Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean, researchers said.

Archaeologists previously found other residences in this port, including a 21-room house used by scribes who worked in the port.

CAIRO, June 29, 2018 (MENA) – Head of the Housing ministry’s Central Agency for Development Mostafa el Agouz said that a part of El Nahda Tunnel project in Giza will be completed by the end of next month, while the whole project is expected to be accomplished by the end of this year.

“The project includes three tunnels for vehicles with a total length of 1,700 meters and a width of 7 meters,” he explained in a statement late Thursday.

Agouz added that the tunnels will be equipped with the latest safety, traffic control and rainwater drainage systems.

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