Egypt commits $32 million to provide heightened security

Egypt commits $32 million to provide heightened security

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An extra $32 million is to be spent on heightening security in Egypt’s main tourist resorts in the wake of the latest terrorist alert in Hurghada.

New measures include the installation of additional CCTV systems in Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada to provide “comprehensive coverage” of the resorts, according to the Egyptian State Tourist Office.

The cameras will be integrated with private CCTV systems in hotels, with the system to be expanded across other resorts “in due course”.

Security will be further strengthened at key tourist resorts with new scanning and detection equipment, the deployment of more security staff around hotels and the introduction of additional sniffer dogs.

Tourism minister, Hisham Zaazou, said: "The world is facing enhanced threats every single day.

“Egypt has a long track record of enhancing security and seeking to ensure that our citizens and tourists visiting our country are safe and secure.

“These additional measures bring our tourist security to another level. However, we will not stop there. We constantly review our capabilities on a regular basis and will continue to do so.

“The security of visitors to Egypt remains our highest priority.  I believe that these new measures will further add to the security of our resorts while not being intrusive to tourists so they can get on with enjoying their holidays."


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