27 November 2012

Egypt: Government to Meet Demands of Sinai People

A ministerial committee made up of ministers of education, irrigation, agriculture and public utilities visited Sinai on Monday 26/11/2012 and held meetings with chieftains and leaderships in Sinai to listen to their demands which focus on an all-out plan for developing the peninsula to create a real stability on the ground.

On the sidelines of the visit, Minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaki Abdeen said the cabinet will hold two separate meetings, one in North Sinai and the other in South Sinai.

Foremost among the demands of the people of Sinai is building new schools at different stages of education.

For his part, Minister of Tourism Hesham Zazou pointed to the high turnout of the number of tourists, saying it rose to 9.5 million from January to October 2012, an increase of 18.6% compared to the same period of the year 2011.

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