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In Pics: Gov’t implements project to revive path of Holy Family

CAIRO – 7 February 2020: South Sinai Governorate started implementing a project to revive the path of the Holy Family that runs from Rafah to Modern Farama, known historically as Pelusium.
According to a statement released by the governor of South Sinai, the government will establish service facilities and roads that will make religious, archaeological and historical tourism reach the archaeological sites for the first time in al-Farma regions.
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South Sinai Governorate started implementing a project to revive the path of the Holy Family-Egypt Today/Mohamed Hussein
Also, a researcher specializing in the history and archeology of Sinai Sami Saleh Abdul Malik al-Bayadi told Egypt Today on Wednesday that the Holy Family path is the road taken by the Holy Family to escape the persecution of the Roman ruler, starting from Deir Lahm, Palestine, to the Monastery of Muharraq in Upper Egypt.
Osama el-Ghandour, secretary general of North Sinai Governorate also said that the Holy Family path is considered the longest path in one country, covering 3500 km back and forth and consisting of 25 regions.
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A project to revive the path of the Holy Family-Egypt Today/Mohamed Hussein
On November 19, 2019, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy stressed that the project of the Holy Family Path's revival will be finished before June 2020.
Shaarawy praised the cooperation that took place between the ministries, governorates and parties involved in the implementation of the project.
This came during Shaarawy’s meeting with a number of deputies and representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Antiquities, in addition to representatives of the Coptic Church and leaders of the Ministry of Local Development.
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A project to revive the path of the Holy Family-Egypt Today/Mohamed Hussein
During the meeting, the most important procedures carried out by the governorates participating in the implementation of the project were reviewed. The path of the Holy Family covers the governorates of Cairo, Beheira, Sharkia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Minya, Assiut, Gharbiya and North Sinai.
The state and all the concerned parties attach great importance to the project which is set to activate religious tourism, support the Egyptian economy, provide job opportunities and develop infrastructure, according to the minister of local development.
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A project to revive the path of the Holy Family-Egypt Today/Mohamed Hussein
The minister explained that the project is divided into several phases, and includes the trial operation of five archaeological sites in Cairo and Beheira.
The first phase includes the restoration of the monasteries of JabalTair, Muharraq and Darnaka in Minya and Assiut.
At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that some projects related to sanitation should be completed in 2020.The attendees also confirmed the importance of holding regular meetings during the coming period under the supervision of the ministry.

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/34452/Ep-14-Holy-Family%E2%80%99s-longest-stay-in-Egypt-Muharraq-Monastery

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/32510/Ep-13-Holy-Family-rest-in-Minya%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98Mountain-of-Birds%E2%80%99



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