Sisi issues 3 decrees in favor of South Sinai development
Tourists enjoy the sunny weather at the beach of the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh - AFP/Mohammed Abed

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued three presidential decrees to allocate lands for the developing of the South Sinai area, according to a Thursday statement by the presidency.

The first decision included the allocation of 3,908.93 feddans (16.42 km2) of the state-owned lands to establish an industrial area in Abu-Znema district in South Sinai.

The second decision stipulates the transfer of the ownership of the Tur Sinai fishing port from South Sinai governorate to the General Authority for Fish Resources Development, as it is the competent administrative body to oversee the specialized ports.

In his third decision, Sisi allocated 4,733.72 feddans of state-owned land to be used in building Ras Sidr Airport.

Mahlab met Thursday with South Sinai Governor Khaled Foda to be informed with the ongoing preparations ahead of the Egypt Economic Development Conference, which is scheduled to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh city in March.

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