CAIRO, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany said on Monday that a project to reduce the level of underground water at Aswan's Kom Ombo Temple has been completed.
"The project has been finalized in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage," al-Anany said in a statement.
According to the statement, al-Anany said that completion of the project came less than one month after finishing a project of lowering groundwater level in Kom el Shoqafa archaeological site, west of Alexandria, in cooperation with USAID.
Al-Anany added that the agency participated in implementing 40 projects by offering funds estimated at about 100 million U.S. dollars over the past 25 years in several archaeological sites.
Egypt, one of the most ancient civilizations, has been working to preserve its rich archaeological treasures and historical heritage, which will also help boost the tourism industry that has largely been affected by the political turmoil over the past five years.