The path of the journey of The Holy Family to Egypt (Photo: Egyptian Tourism Authority)
The Tourism Fund’s board has agreed to transfer EGP 41 million to the Ministry of Local Development to complete the development of the stops located on the Holy Family’s path in Egypt.
This amount is a part of a larger budget of EGP 60 million allocated to the project by the fund.
Nader Al-Shaaer, secretary general of the Tourism Fund, explained that the development project will include three areas on the path of the Holy Family: Old Cairo, the Maadi church and Wadi Natrun.
The Tourism Development Authority has put in place development requires because of the importance of this project to the tourism sector, which will increase the number of tourists to religious tourist destinations.
The development work aims to create or upgrade tourist facilities and services along the path.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities has completed the restoration of all the archaeological sites located on the Holy Family path.
The traditional path includes 25 points, starting from Arafat in North Sinai passing through Al-Farama in Mirth in Port Said, to Sakha town in Kafr El-Sheikh, Tel Basta in Sharqiya, Samanoud in Gharbiya, to Wadi El-Natroun where the Paramos and St. Macarius monasteries are located.
It then moves to Bab Zuweila in Cairo, to Old Cairo where the Abu Serga Church and Maadi church are located, then to Minya in Upper Egypt to Gabal Am-Teir church, then to Assiut, to the Maharaq Monastery, then to Dronka cave.