Egypt to spend $32M to upgrade security at resorts

Published January 17th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT

As part of the regular assessment of security at tourist resorts, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zaazou, announced that the Egyptian government will introduce a series of new security measures which will further strengthen security at key tourist resorts.

The actions include:

•  An additional 250 million EGP ($32million) immediately committed to the new measures

•  The installation of additional CCTV systems in Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada that will create comprehensive coverage of the resorts. These will be integrated with private CCTV systems in, for example hotels, and therefore enhance Command and Control capabilities. This program will be rolled out across other resorts in due course

•  The purchase and introduction of the latest scanning and detection equipment

•  Additional security personnel in the resorts who will monitor key points around hotels and access areas from both the sea and land

•  The introduction of significant numbers of additional sniffer dogs for the resorts

Announcing these measures, 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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