A New Chapter for the Cultural and Tourist Development of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai

Basilica Orthodox News Agency – 31/8/19

The Egyptian government gave the green light for the expansion of St. Catherine International Airport in Sinai. The project, to be completed in less than two years, will upgrade the entire area, including the Greek-Orthodox Saint Catherine’s Monastery.
The project, backed by the governor of South Sinai, General Khaled Fouda, has already been approved by the relevant ministries, and is expected to cost about € 60 million, Romfea reports.

An ad hoc expert group visited yesterday the site and decided on the immediate implementation of the project, which will ratify a fresh start in the cultural and tourist development of the area, giving access to tourists and visitors from all over the world to the God-Trodden Mount Sinai of Saint Catherine.

It should be noted that, according to his earlier statements, Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Faran, and Raitho has already come out quite clearly in favour of this construction project for the region.

The expansion project for Saint Catherine’s Airport is expected to be completed in about 18 months.

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