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PM holds meeting over Sinai development

Sunday 19/May/2019 - 12:18 PM
Egypt’s Prime Minister
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli
Hassnein Tayea
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli is set to hold a meeting today Sunday to consider a number of files and development projects in Sinai.

The meeting will be attended by a number of concerned bodies in the governorate.

The Premier has previously confirmed that Sinai tunnels represent a clear message to the whole world countries that Egypt gives Sinai’s development a high priority، noting that the state has already started to implement further projects in Sinai totaling EGP 800 billion investments until 2020.

The tunnels projects، executed under the Suez Canal، are the biggest in the history of Egypt، and worldwide، in terms of lengths and diameters، the workload، and the record time for execution.

He added that the tunnels will connect Sinai with areas nationwide، meeting also discuseed development plans in the peninsula and facilitating transport and trade movement as it reduces crossing time between both sides of the canal to ten minutes instead of the previous overcrowding on ferries.

Crossing between Sinai and the Nile Valley was only limited to Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel، and the Peace Bridge in Ismailia، as well as ferries، which Rady said did not accommodate the size of growing transport and trade from and to Sinai.

Each tunnel will accommodate the crossing of 50،000 cars daily، he said، stressing that they will achieve giant economic revenues.

Egypt has also embarked on a mammoth Sinai Peninsula development plan، which is set to be completed by 2022 at a cost of EGP 275 billion Egyptian pounds، as part of efforts to fight off terrorism in the northern part of the peninsula.

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