Progress on Orascom-Besix's Grand Egyptian Museum hits 91.5%

Project updates reportedly revealed during construction site tour by Egypt's Prime Minister Dr Mostafa Madbouli

Grand Egyptian Museum is nearing completion.
© AP Photo / Amr Nabil
Grand Egyptian Museum is nearing completion.

Egypt's Prime Minister Dr Mostafa Madbouli has reviewed construction progress on the Grand Egyptian Museum project that Belgian construction giant Besix is co-building with its 50% owner and Egyptian contracting giant, Orascom, with construction on the 16.7ha museum currently 91.5% complete. 

The Prime Minister was accompanied by general supervisor of the museum, Maj Gen Atef Motah, and Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Dr Khaled Anany.

The visit included the inspection of the proposed site for transfer of khufu boats to the museum, with Madbouli instructing that the transfer of experts and specialists is further studied by a high-level team in engineering and restoration affairs.

Grand Egyptian Museum's complex includes the main building, a main square, the Ramses hall, a conference building, a pyramids wall, a recreational park, a childrens’ park, and Pyramids Restaurant. 

The museum's main building is fully complete, and its surrounding roads have a completion rate of 90%, while its main display section is 85% complete, according to local daily Egypt Today.

Grand Egyptian Museum's entrance hall, featuring a statue of King Ramses II, is 92% complete, and its great staircase is 98% ready. 

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