Improvements on the west bank

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Improvements on the west bank

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It appears that the east bank Corniche has gotten a major overhaul and it looks great from what I can see, but I'm curious about the west bank.
I was last in Luxor staying on the west bank for 2 months in 2018. At that time the sidewalks in Gezira were torn up and the docks to the river boats were in very poor condition. I heard that the sidewalks have been replaced, hopefully that is true. Has anything been done to improve the docks and other areas?


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5 days have past Hawkeye since your post so it seems like the answer is no. I have a feeling the governance do not think tourists travel to the West Bank except for those in tourist buses on guided tours of the historic sites.
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Major Thom wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:13 pm 5 days have past Hawkeye since your post so it seems like the answer is no. I have a feeling the governance do not think tourists travel to the West Bank except for those in tourist buses on guided tours of the historic sites.
It is a shame, large numbers of tourists use boats to get from the east bank to the west and then take buses to the sites. The docks were in poor condition the last time I was there in 2018. It leaves a poor impression of Egypt and they can be dangerous especially for older travelers. I hope not but I can visualize one of those overloaded docks collapsing some day under the weight.
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