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Omar Samra Challenges you to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro from Home

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Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, everything has been shut down in hopes of keeping up with the precautionary and safety measures that we are forced to abide by if we want to stay safe from the virus.

For instance, schools, university, and any educational means were all shut down due to the gatherings that are going against social distancing. Which is why, an application called Zoom is currently being used for all educational purposes.

Nowadays, almost everything is done on online platforms to limit the large gatherings and meetings. Even work places and companies were forced to turn to Zoom for meeting or rendezvous to stay safe.

As for those such as tourism agencies that were used to giving tours to people on a daily basis, these tours have switched to online 3D virtual tours as well. For instance, a 3D for Alexandria’s catacombs was hosted yesterday. So nothing is impossible nowadays.

For those of you who have heard of Omar Samra, you’d be astonished to know that he has started a challenge to climb all 25,470 steps of the well known Mount Kilimanjaro. What’s interesting about this challenge is that you get to climb all 25,470 steps all the way from home. What?

This challenge is basically a virtual trek from April 16th to April 21st where is give an opportunity for people to move, do something interesting, and even win a little money out of it which is the prize of the winner.

We wanted to create an opportunity for people to get a feel for what it takes to climb to the roof of Africa while training at homr. We didn’t want the experience to just stop there, which is why we’re offering a $200 voucher to everyone who will be completing the voucher and $400 to the most creative contribution.”

In order to join the challenge, head to the link on Instagram in @wildguabana’s bio, nominate three friends to join the challenge, and lastly post your progress on Instagram while tagging @wildguanabana.

It’s very easy to start something, but do you have what it takes to finish the challenge?

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Egypt Will Build the World’s Largest Spinning Factory

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The Holding Company for Cotton, Spinning, Weaving and Garments has signed a deal to build the largest spinning factory in the world right here in Egypt, at Misr Spinning and Weaving Company in El-Mahalla El-Kubra.

A statement by Ministry of Public Business Sector announced on Thursday. This comes in light of the Ministry’s plan to implement a comprehensive development plan for cotton and weaving industries.

The statement also indicated that the factory will be established on an area of ​​about 62,500 square meters, with the ability to accommodate more than 182 thousand spinners, with an average production capacity of 30 tons/day.

The construction work will begin soon and shall take around 14 months, with an estimate cost of around LE 780 million.

The contract was signed by Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Holding Company for Spinning and Weaving, Ahmed Mustafa, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Gamma Construction Ayman Saad.

“The plan to develop cotton and spinning and weaving companies takes about two and a half years at a cost that exceeds LE 21 billion, and includes a complete modernization in construction and machinery – which was contracted to supply from major international companies – and a comprehensive development in management, marketing and training systems,” the ministry added.

The aim of this ambitious plan is to turn 10 companies into strong entities, in order to double their current production capacity by 3 times. This way, these entities will be able to compete on a higher level.

 

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A Smart System to Be Installed in All of Egypt’s Roads

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Egypt will install a smart system on roads nationwide to monitor any violations and the traffic!

In a meeting with transport officials that was held yesterday, Egypt’s transport minister Kamel El-Wazir discussed implementing a smart system for roads nationwide.

This comes in light of the government’s plan that aims at improving road safety.

The project’s first phase includes six highways: the Cairo-Suez road, Cairo-Ismailia-Port Said road, the Regional Ring Road, Katameya-Ain Sokhna road, Shubra-Benha freeway and Cairo-Alexandria desert road, the ministry said.

In the second phase of the project, the new system will have covered around 20 of Egypt’s main roads.

“All roads joining the smart system will be monitored by a network of cameras that monitors traffic 24/7… and registers any violations,” the minister said.

In applying this new system, the driver’s behavior will be monitored thus improving road safety and reducing traffic accidents caused by reckless drivers.

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New Gas Discovery Made in Egypt’s Nile Delta

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Italian oil company Eni has announced about a new gas discovery off the coast of the Egyptian Nile Delta, in a statement released on Wednesday.

The Italian oil and gas company Eni said that it succeeded in drilling the first exploration well in Egypt’s Nile Delta waters, this comes in cooperation with contractor members of BP and Total.

The new discovery, which is at the Bashrush prospect, is located at a depth of 22 metres, and is 11 km from the coast.

According to the company, which holds 37.5 percent interest of the North El Hammad concession, there’s a possibility of discovering a gas column with a thickness of 152 meters within the Messinian age sandstones of the Abu Madi formation with “excellent petrophysical properties.”

“The discovery of Bashrush is further demonstration of the effectiveness of Eni’s ‘incremental’ exploration strategy, aimed at selecting high value opportunities and ensuring fast development of the new discoveries through existing infrastructures,” the company said in a statement.

The three firms will wok together with Egypt’s petroleum authorities in order to start looking into the development options for the new discovery, with the aim of “fast tracking” production, the statement said.

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