CAIRO: One of Egypt’s most talked-about programs is a mission to revitalize the Holy Family Path, which includes the restoration of Coptic monasteries and archaeological monuments.

Coptic researcher Robert Al-Fares told Arab News, “When discussing the most important cultural and tourism projects in Egypt, coinciding with the launch of the New Republic initiative by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, we must proudly mention the project to revive the Holy Family Path.”

He stated that the project’s goal was to encourage religious tourism and to reinforce Egypt’s message of peace and tolerance in order to ensure that the country remains a meeting place for all civilizations and religions.

The Holy Family Path project follows the journey of the Virgin Mary, her son Jesus Christ, and Joseph the Carpenter through Egypt.

• According to experts, the scheme would reinforce the country’s message of peace and tolerance.

• The project will include significant road building and improvement work.

According to Al-Fares, the road has historical and theological significance for people all over the world, distinguishing Egypt from other nations. Because of this uniqueness, the Egyptian Coptic Church enjoys a unique status among Christian churches.

Wadi El-Natrun in the Buhaira governorate is an important stop along the Holy Family Path. Various state institutions are working together to develop the path in Wadi El-Natrun, including restoring archaeological sites and Coptic monasteries (particularly the Anba Bishoy Monastery) and improving access to these sites.

In addition, the Al-Hamra Spring area, which is near the route, will be used for environmental, therapeutic, and spiritual tourism.

According to Nihal Balbaa, deputy governor of Buhaira, the road development work will cost 44 million Egyptian pounds ($1.4 million).

The infrastructure project would involve landscaping and the enhancement of road lighting systems.




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