Egypt to spend millions improving security

$32 million to be spent on security at key tourist resorts
Egypt has pledged an additional $32 million to beef up security at its key resorts. The measures come after a recent terrorist attack in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada in which three tourists including one Swede were stabbed at a hotel.
Officials say that security officers acted quickly, killing one of the assailants and injuring the other. The attackers could have wrought death and destruction on a much bigger scale.
New security measures include additional CCTV cameras in Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada and linked up with private systems in hotels to increase overall coverage.
Extra security personnel and sniffer dogs and more scanning and detection equipment will be introduced.
“Egypt has a long track record of enhancing security and seeking to ensure that our citizens and tourists visiting our country are safe and secure,” said tourism minister Hisham Zaazou.
“These additional measures bring our tourist security to another level. However, we will not stop there. We constantly review our capabilities on a regular basis and will continue to do so. The security of visitors to Egypt remains our highest priority. I believe that these new measures will further add to the security of our resorts while not being intrusive to tourists so they can get on with enjoying their holidays.”
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