CAIRO: A police department specializing in securing the Suez Canal Corridor will be established, according to a Tuesday Cabinet statement.
Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim will assume releasing decisions managing the new department, the statement said.
In March, Egypt is scheduled to host a major economic summit where it will put forward several investment opportunities in the Suez Canal Corridor.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab also decided to change the intelligence representative at the National Authority for the Development of Sinai Peninsula (SDA) replacing Ibrahim Abdel Salam with Tarek Sayed Atta.
Seven security directors at the Interior Ministry were replaced, along with 6 assistants to Ibrahim, and 9 department heads in a major Tuesday police shuffle, Youm7 reported.