Egypt

The petroleum, tourism and aviation ministers are discussing cooperation in implementing the flight stimulus program

Published on : 2020-04-09


 Engineer Tariq Al-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Pilot Mohamed Manar Anaba, the Minister of Civil Aviation, held a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to discuss ways of joint coordination between the three ministries regarding controls and proposals to implement the aviation incentive program in accordance with cabinet decisions.

 Engineer Tariq Al-Mulla affirmed the ministry’s keenness on continuous cooperation and coordination with the ministries of tourism and aviation in light of the importance of oil as a major engine for the various activities in the vital sectors in Egypt, stressing the concerted efforts with the tourism and civil aviation sectors to support their efforts in crossing the challenges of the current stage and plans to implement the aviation incentive program according to assignments  the government .

 Dr. Khaled Al-Anani explained that the meeting witnessed a discussion of alternatives to reduce fees and costs paid at airports and aviation fuel in accordance with the decisions of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities meeting in early March.

 Pilot Mohamed Manar also reviewed the challenges facing civil aviation activity, especially in the current period, and the current coordination between the petroleum sector and EgyptAir with regard to aircraft fuel pricing and price review.

 Al-Mulla indicated that it was agreed to hold another meeting in the presence of ministry officials to present new proposals and scenarios and their implementation mechanisms to support the aviation stimulus program.

 During the meeting, an agreement was reached between the Ministers of Petroleum, Tourism and Aviation to cooperate in providing a new initiative to stimulate domestic tourism, especially for tourist areas in the Red Sea, at competitive prices in support of tourism activity and domestic air traffic, in a timely manner to implement the new initiative with the spread of the new Corona virus.

 The meeting was attended by Pilot Montaser Manna, Deputy Minister of Aviation and Accountant Khaled Othman, Vice-President of the Petroleum Authority for Internal Trade and Engineer Mahmoud Nagy, Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Transport and Distribution, and Yamna Al-Najjar, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.

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