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Egypt to build international religious & cultural complex in Sharm el-Sheikh

South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda and Religious Endowments Minister Mohamed Mukhtar Gomaa on Saturday, laid the cornerstone for establishing an international religious and cultural complex in the Nabq area of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The ceremony was attended by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Religious Endowments al-Sayyid Youssef Ghait, the Reverend Abanoub al-Baramousi, and the Reverend Youannis Nabil on behalf of Bishop Apollo of South Sinai, and a group of executive leaders in the governorate.

The Religious Endowments Minister said that for the first time, a religious, cultural, and service complex is being established on the land of South Sinai which will serve as a nucleus for establishing religious complexes in the cities of other governorate.

The complex was designed in a manner to compliment Sharm el-Sheikh’s status as a tourist city, he added.

The Governor of South Sinai said that this complex will become one of the major tourist attractions in the governorate, especially as it will be designed in a unique artistic style, and will aid tourist attraction in the Nabq sector.

The complex will serve as a religious, cultural, and touristic beacon with integrated services, he said, as it includes a hospital, cathedral, and large park.

The Director of the Governorate’s Housing Directorate, Badr Hosni, explained that the project will be built on an area of 50,000 square meters, and is scheduled to be designed similarly to the Masjid Misr in the New Administrative Capital.

It will include the “Angel Michael” Church and the “al-Wali al-Hamid” Mosque on an area of 7,000 square meters, alongside a service area on 15,000 square meters, a mall built across 11,000 square meters, an international school built over 15,000 square meters, in addition to a hospital, park and kids area.

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