The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities aims to transform Giza into the capital of world tourism by transforming the areas surrounding the Pyramids of Giza and the Grand Egyptian Museum into a unified colossal tourist area of the highest international standards.
Giza is an Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile, near Cairo.
The city is already a familiar name in global discourse on tourism. It is particularly famous as the location of the Giza Plateau which is the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments.
One of these monuments is the Great Pyramid, which is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Giza is also the home to the Great Sphinx, a finely built Egyptian granite structure; Statue of Ramses II; Valley of the Whales; the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Major General Atef Moftah, the General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum construction, is however keen to further develop the tourist appeal of the famous city.
The plan mapped out to transform the Egyptian city into the capital of world tourism is highlighted by a proposed project to create a cable car transit, as well as a tourist and cultural service area in the region.
The cable car transit will link the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids’ Plateau.
The project also includes a proposal to link the Plateau with some important hotels in the area. This will make the tourist sites in the city easily accessible.