According to a report in Egypt Today, Egypt’s Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) construction work is about 97% complete. The report stated that the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum, Major-General Engineer Atef Moftah previously revealed that 96.5% of work at the GEM has been completed, amounting to the transferral of 55 thousand artefacts into the museum. The display vitrines for the King Tutankhamun galleries are 100% completed and are currently undergoing testing.
He added that 90% of the artefacts for the Grand Staircase have been installed, and the control systems and surveillance cameras are also being finalised.
The Grand Egyptian Museum also known as the Giza Museum, is an archaeological museum under construction in Giza, Egypt. Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, it will house artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection; many pieces will be displayed for the first time.The museum is sited a plot of land of about 480,000 square metres (5,200,000 sq ft) approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramid complex and is part of a new master plan for the Giza Plateau.
Construction on the museum was set to be complete in the first quarter of 2020, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum opening was moved to 2021.