Published: 2019-01-28 11:29
Last Updated: 2019-01-28 12:41
The practice of hygiene at sanitary facilities in tourist and archaeological sites, maintenance, and hygiene materials are amongst the biggest challenges that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has managed to overcome and to find suitable solutions to correct their situation.
This will be done through a tender for a cleaning contract which will be given to a leading local company in the field of cleaning services. The tender includes the cleaning and maintenance of sanitary facilities in 23 sites, in addition to showrooms in visitors' centers.
This tender comes in view of the importance of tourist and archaeological sites and the willingness of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to provide the best services to its visitors. These sites are frequently visited by large numbers of people that come from different nationalities.
This will be the first stage of the program’s development and management of organizing these sites to provide them with all the necessary services for visitors. The provider company will work in coordination and cooperation with the local community associations in order to carry out sanitation cleaning services through the operation of local community members. It is expected to start this work at the beginning of March, 2019.
Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that this tender is the first of its kind to offer cleaning and maintenance for tourist and archaeological sites as well as health units, in the belief that the Ministry needs to give this subject the importance necessary to provide the best and most valuable services to visitors of archaeological sites.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will follow up diligently on the cleaning of the sanitary facilities that are covered by this tender. In addition, it is also worth mentioning that the conditions of the tender include a monthly assessment and evaluation of performance of the company that is assigned the job, with around the clock follow-up to the performance which will be done by the cadres of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Department of Antiquities in the capital and in the governorates.