Inauguration of Baron Empain Palace important for Egypt’s tourism sector: official

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Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany has said the inauguration of the long-dormant Baron Empain Palace is important for the country’s tourism sector. El-Anany’s statements came during the inauguration of several national projects in presence of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and other high-level officials on Monday. El-Anany described the once dilapidated palace’s reopening as confirmation that “Egypt does not forget its history.” He added, “The concrete blocks of the palace before its development were destroyed, and was not open to visit.” El-Anany explained that “the palace was converted into an exhibition of Heliopolis’s history,” and that a number of restaurants and cafes will be established in the open garden. The palace had been inaugurated following two years of restoration work that took place in collaboration with the more...

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