CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated Wednesday a new terminal in the Hurghada International Airport and also Maritime Port development activities, said Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, Minister of Civil Aviation Ahmed Abdullah and various ministers and officials of the EgyptAir holding company, the Egyptian Company for Airports and Hurghada International Airport attended the inauguration.
The new terminal and the development of the maritime port were carried out by the Egyptian Ministry Engineering Authority.
Sisi and various ministers and officials inspected the development work at Hurghada International Airport and met tourists and citizens to learn their opinion on the new projects.
Abdullah said the new development project will provide 620,000 job opportunities for youth as well as increase the airport’s capacity from 5.5 million to 13 million passengers per year.
The ministry will also launch projects in the Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Burg al-Arab international airports in the future, he added.
“We need to reduce the building cost for the implementation of the project,” said Sisi, stressing that Egypt will witness the launch of several development projects which will require “hard work.”
The president added that “no one” has the power to take Egypt back to the past, saying, “the Egyptian people will be able to respond to any danger as long as they remain united.”
Upcoming parliamentary elections will be hold before the next economic conference scheduled for mid-March, Al-Shorouq quoted Sisi as saying.
“Egypt is advancing strongly in the development and establishment of large and giant projects to occupy her advanced natural place among the nations,” Sisi said during the inauguration of the new airport terminal.
During the Minister of Transport’s speech at the opening ceremony, Minister Hani Dahi said his ministry has plans to develop five ports along the Red Sea, in Nuweiba, Literary, Port Tawfik, Hurghada, and Safaga, at a cost of 800 million pounds. Two of those five, in Nuweiba and Hurghada, opened Wednesday.