With the start of the new year, the Valley of the Kings and Deir el-Bahari archaeological areas on the western bank of Luxor witnessed the launch of environmentally friendly electric cars to transport visitors within the archaeological area.
This comes as part of the keenness of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to use modern technology and activate the basics of sustainable tourism to preserve the environment in archaeological sites.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, explained that this step also comes within the framework of the project of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. These projects are implemented to develop visitor services at 30 archaeological sites nationwide and to improve and enrich the experience of visitors.
Head of the finance sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Hussein al-Refaei said that 20 electric cars began operating on January 1, twelve of which were in the Valley of the Kings and eight in Deir el-Bahri.
Rifaei pointed out that these cars are located at the entrance gates of the archaeological area during the official visit times.