Mohamed El-Ahmadi, the press editor of Youm7 newspaper, said that the tourism sector in Egypt is recovering during the recent period, and is witnessing a state of recovery despite the losses that the countries of the world have witnessed as a result of the Corona pandemic, stressing that the Egyptian state is looking all the time different ways to develop the tourism sector.
And he continued, during his intervention with the Sabah Mai program on the channel, “ ME SATThe satellite channel, that the government chose Luxor to host the World Cities Day, because of its great tourism importance to the whole world, as many countries participate in the celebration and allow civilization expansion and discuss the possibility of cities adapting for climate resilience, in line with the Climate Change Summit attended by the President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, confirming that the United Nations General Assembly adopted on December 27, 2013 the selection of October 31 as the International Day of Cities.
He explained that this day is intended to enhance the desire of the international community to spread urbanization worldwide, and to push forward cooperation between countries to exploit available opportunities and address urban challenges, and contribute to urban development all over the world, explaining that cities around the world are increasingly suffering from the effects of Climate-related and other challenges and risks such as floods, droughts, port city rises, each with a population of over 130 sea level, heat waves, landslides and storms. At least one million people are expected to be affected by coastal flooding. In a warming world, the direct and indirect effects of recurring droughts and heat waves must be addressed.
He pointed out that one billion people of the world’s population living in informal urban settlements are particularly vulnerable as they are deprived, to varying degrees, of adequate housing and access to basic services such as adequate sanitation, fresh and potable water, rainwater drainage systems, and reliable electrical supplies. They are particularly vulnerable to many risks, including climate change, as informal settlements are located in open and unstable areas.