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Matruh

(mätro͞o`), town (1986 pop. 43,157), NW Egypt, near the Mediterranean Sea. Built at the site of the Roman town of Paraetonium, it is located on the coast road and is on a railway that links small ports. There are petroleum and oil fields in Matruh's outlying region. During World War II several battles between German and British forces were fought nearby.

Matruh

 

a city in the northwestern part of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast. Administrative center of the Matruh muhafazah (governorate). Population, 11,800 (1970). The city has a railroad station and is on the Alexandria-Tobruk (Libya) highway. It is a fishing port. Salt is mined near the city.

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The government held the Egyptian International Economic Conference of the Matruh Governorate recently to develop the area by attracting tourism and agriculture investments.
Egypt s cabinet as been projecting to install a bidding process for the rights to construct a nuclear plant in El-Dab in Matruh governorate.
However, the ministry is working to solve this problem with the Matruh governorate to ensure that tourism development will also include development of the local community.
The delegation will also include Moustafa Sherif, the Matruh Governorate Chief Investment Officer, and Ahmed Faisal, Advisor to the Governor for Investment Affairs.
The official said: "The executive entities, including the Ministry of Tourism and Matruh Governorate, held more than one meeting in the past two months to study the situation.
Within the next few days, there will be a meeting between the TDA and Matruh governorate to look into its vision.
Mansour issued a decree to allocate around 885,000 acres of state-owned land to the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to establish an urban community in El-Alamein, Matruh Governorate.
Border security guards had also arrested 145 Egyptians and six Sudanese trying to illegally cross into Libya through "forbidden" areas in the Matruh governorate.
Police in the Matruh governorate seized 600 shotguns from a home in the town of Dabaa, who's resident allegedly admitted his involvement in trafficking weapons, according the Ministry of Interior.
The daily programme, hosted by TV personality "Wael El-Ebrashy" on private satellite channel Dream 2, was stopped during a broadcast of a report about the death of a child at a school in Matruh governorate, according to the statement.
The show was set to discuss the case of an elementary school student in Matruh governorate who was killed when the school gate fell on him.
Speaking to the Daily News Egypt, El-Osery said the plant will be located in the Matruh governorate, with Egypt paying for the implementation expenses after operations start.