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Egyptian-foreign alliance offers to develop Giza Zoo through usufruct system

Protocol signed with alliance in accordance with international measures, awaiting technical and financial studies

An alliance consisting of a number of international companies specialised in the field of developing and managing zoos presented an offer to the Ministry of Agriculture to develop Giza Zoo through usufruct system.

The alliance includes the Kuwaiti Safari Park, the South African Glen Afric, and Seaton Thomson for environmental studies and managing reserves. The offer includes developing the zoo’s facilities to receive Egyptians and foreigners and breeding new species of animals, reptiles, and amphibians, while keeping buildings with historical value, such as the zoo’s gate, the Japanese kiosk, and the suspended bridge.

A team of company representatives and scientists from Britain and South Africa inspected Giza Zoo and wrote reports on the development and research plan. The alliance vowed not to harm employment in the zoo and to provide training courses to rehabilitate employees as well as to keep the ticket price steady.

The offer includes launching recreational and tourist activities in light of international laws and conventions related to the management of historical zoos. The offer provided a brief about each company’s participation in the development process and their previous achievements as well as the goal of the project and its principle plan of development.

The project will include establishing rest areas to meet the expected number of visitors and the development of entrances and ticket offices as well as re-designing and building animal pens and cages for birds and reptiles. A new hospital and quarantine centre will be built as well as a new management office.

The offer also includes the establishment of restaurants, leisure services, and kiosks selling souvenirs. The alliance will develop the sewerage system of the zoo and the ambulance station.  The zoo will provide new areas for children’s games and a cinema theatre to screen films about wildlife. It will include a studio to take pictures of the animals. For the first time, there will be a school for kids to learn about the behaviour of animals.

International experts will supervise the breeding process in the zoo, which will provide new job opportunities. The offer also includes the division of the development plan into four phases to begin, following the preparation of offers, designs, blueprints, technical, and economic studies and the places that will be used, and then temporarily closing the zoo to start the renovations.

The development stages will include managing the zoo, studying animal’s status, developing buildings, facilities, museums, the educational theater, and then building barns and facilities for quarantine, developing the hospital and the centre of breeding, and introducing new types of animals in addition to start marketing the project and re-open the zoo. After that, the development process to be continued.

Vice President of the Kuwati Safari Park Tarek Bahgat said the collation held a meeting with zoo management and signed initial protocol until the technical and financial offers are prepared. The coalition presented the plan to the Ministry of Agriculture before and filmed a documentary on the work of the scientific group with

Topics: Giza Zoo

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