The Egyptian authorities have decided to purchase Russian security systems for their implementation at airports and other facilities that require special security measures, according to the Rusnano website.
“Egyptian authorities have expressed interest in purchasing this equipment for airports and other special facilities,” the statement said. It is noted that, among other things, intelligent video surveillance systems, devices for searching for drugs and explosives based on thermal and fast tagged neutrons of domestic production were presented.
At the same time, Egyptian officials noted that the introduction of Russian systems «will significantly improve security, and will also contribute to the resumption of air traffic between the countries.»
Experts believe that equipping local airports with Russian systems was most likely one of the last requirements that Russia put forward for resuming flights to the Pyramid Country and opening it to tourists. With some caution, we can assume that in the fall, restrictions on tours to Egypt will be lifted.
We would like to remind that earlier the representatives of the domestic tourist business told the correspondent of the TURPROM information group that the resumption of air communication between the countries has both opponents and supporters. Moreover, according to experts, the timing of the opening of Egypt directly depends on whose lobby will be stronger. So, according to the players of the tourism market, the officials of the Federal Tourism Agency will deliberately delay the opening of Egypt, thereby forcing the Russians to choose domestic beach resorts.
“Officials of the Federal Tourism Agency do this for two reasons: firstly, it is beneficial to them, since it increases statistics on domestic tourism without any cost. And such results the leadership of Rostourism will receive its bosses’ dividends, albeit completely undeservedly, because officials will not do anything to increase the tourist flow. Secondly, Rosturizm is obviously fulfilling an order from the leadership of our resort regions, which fear a collapse in demand after the opening of Egypt. And they are quite rightly afraid — Egypt offers a truly competitive tourism product, which will be cheaper than most Russian counterparts. Moreover, most of the Egyptian hotels operate on an all-inclusive basis, which further increases their attractiveness, «- said earlier one of the leaders of a major tour operator.
However, there is another point of view on this score. Some experts believe that the delay in the opening of Egypt is due to the discovery of a large gas field off the coast of the country. At the same time, the Arab Republic itself does not have sufficient capacities to develop gas deposits, so at the moment the question is who will be engaged in these developments, and unlike Western companies, Russia has a good trump card in the form of tourists who are eagerly awaited in the resorts of Egypt. Obviously, the issue of opening local resorts is also linked to Egypt’s purchase of Russian helicopters for the Mistrals, which were delivered to the Pyramid Country by France.
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