The South Sinai resort city of Taba was disconnected from the world early Wednesday morning after a major phone central cable broke down, halting all mobile and landline communications.
Sources in the city revealed that mobile phone centrals have not been renovated since Taba was hit with floods in 2014. They said workers in tourist facilities resorted to other satellite-connected networks to arrange for a visit by Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy Wednesday.
Moghazy is visiting the city to follow up on efforts to protect Taba from floods, which cost the state’s budget LE250 million.
The communications breakdown have kept reporters who are escorting the minister from reporting in a timely manner.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm