Museum Description: The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is located west of Cairo near Giza pyramids. The selected location for this mega project is a witness to the greatness of Egypt in the past, present, and future. The museum is mainly designed to be the largest archeological museum in the world. Its area is about 117 feddans (500.000 sq. m.). It houses more than 100.000 artifacts belonging to both Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. It's expected to be visited by more than 5 million visitors annually. The museum will include a number of commercial and entertainment service buildings, a conservation and restoration center and a museum garden planting the trees that the ancient Egyptian used to know. The project will be carried out in three major phases at a cost of $ 550 million. During 2010, the second phase (Phase II) of the project was inaugurated which included a Conservation Center (CC) consisting of a number of tests and analyses labs such as Scanning Electron Microscope & Microbiology labs, in addition to Mummies & Human remains lab, Stone lab, Wood lab, and Ceramics, Glass and Metal labs. The third Phase (Phase III) of the project includes the construction of the museum's main exhibition hall which will display 100.000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, Schoolers museum, a Conference Center, an Archeological Library and the Child museum. The final inauguration of the project will be on Nov.2022. A visitor's tour inside the museum begins...
Ayman Nazeer, Director of the Photography Unit at the Public Relations and Media Department at the Arab Contractors Company, said that a picture of the October 6th Monorail project, won the award of the American ENR magazine, which is specialized in engineering construction, because the specifications required by it has provided safety and quality conditions, especially since this magazine is interested in mega projects. Monorail is considered one of the giant projects that are being implemented in Egypt. Ayman Nazeer added that the photo was captured spontaneously, and the atmosphere was very hot, commenting: "The worker was working on the steel cage, and they were in a hurry to put it in place to pour a meter in diameter." He explained that the race witnessed a competition between 900 photos, of which 5 won, which competed with each other to be the cover of the magazine, explaining that it is an American magazine that cares about safety conditions, health and patriotism, and highlights the most important mega projects that took place through the past year. And he added: "Our company works with national projects in Egypt, and we have achieved very impressive results. Our projects are many and large, and it is an honor for me that we win this award, and it did not occur to me to win this award because I do not participate in competitions."