Egyptian president inaugurates development projects in Port Said, North Sinai

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-26 22:21:09|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday inaugurated several national projects in the provinces of Port Said and North Sinai.

The projects include 210-km-long June 30 axis that links Sinai with other provinces across the country.

Also, July 3 tunnels in Port Said, one of the major national projects, were opened. They link Port Said with Sinai with the aim to facilitate trade movement in the Suez Canal region.

"The government is working in all development sectors according to the requirements of each sector," al-Sisi said in a speech in Port Said.

"The development projects implemented during the past four or five years cost the government around 4 trillion pounds or around 200 billion U.S. dollars," he added.

The president highlighted the benefits of these projects in creating huge job opportunities for the young Egyptians.

Yehia Zaki, chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), revealed the progress in the SCZone at the inauguration ceremony.

He said the SCZone covers five provinces: Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai and South Sinai, including six ports and four industrial zones.

"The state is spending huge funds on economic zone lands to encourage investments," al-Sisi noted.