Mohamed Badr, the governor of Luxor, met Tuesday with a delegation of the US Agency for International Development, led by USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin, to discuss a number of projects in the Upper Egyptian city.
The meeting focused on infrastructure projects in Essna and Armant, as well as excavations at Madamoud Temple.
Badr said that excavation work at the temple should end soon with a deadline set for the process nearing.
Soon the Madamoud Temple will be placed on Egypt's tourist map, the governor told the USAID officials, believing it will be included in tourist programs in the next season.
He said that tourist sites at the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens should be opened at night to encourage tourists to make summer visits.
Carlin said the USAID is keen on developing the sectors of education, health, agriculture and monuments, plus service projects.
The USAID delegation will, during their visit to Luxor, inspect a number of projects supported by the agency, including a mobilization and storage center for young farmers in Essna and a green house.
The delegation will also visit a number of tourist sites on the west and east banks of Luxor.
Today's meeting was attended by Dr Moustaf Waziri, the director of the museums sector in Upper Egypt.