News out of Cairo states that Mohamed Abu Anqa, The head of the Technical Committee of the Egyptian Camel Racing Federation, said electronic chips are being installed on Egyptian camels that are taking part at the 2nd Annual Crown Prince Camel Festival at the King Faisal Park in Taif, Saudi Arabia.
The race will be held under the patronage of Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, who is the deputy prime minister and Saudi minister of defense.
A team of veterinarians at the Ministry of Agriculture are taking over the task of installing the electronic chips. They will contain all of the data for each camel for preservation while participating in the race and during the travel journey until their return.
Abu Anqa further added that other medical procedures have also been carried out, including general check-ups and tests to ensure that the camels are free of any diseases and are in full fitness for racing.
The head of the committee, Salama Abul Nada, said that sixty-seven of Egypt’s best camels will travel to participate in the festival. He added that the federation has carefully chosen them from about one thousand camels, all of which are strongly qualified to participate in any race inside and outside Egypt.
Abul Nada expressed his pride that the Egyptian camels will be participating in one of the most important camel races in the world. The camels will be accompanied by their owners and trainers along with members of the Egyptian Federation for Camels.
The Deputy of President of the Egyptian federation Hamad Shoeb said that Egyptian poets will participate at the festival for the first time.
The first edition of the festival was launched in 2018 for more than thirty days with the participation of business leaders, politicians, and camel enthusiasts. The festival aims at promoting camel racing heritage of the Kingdom and Arab countries.