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Egypt kicks off more Sinai development projects

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a series of major development projects in the Sinai Peninsula, long a hotbed for terrorism.
FILE PHOTO: An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the highway in northern Sinai, Egypt, May 25, 2015.   To match Special Report EGYPT-POLITICS/SINAI      REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/File Photo - RC17BB4CC790

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended the April 22 inauguration of a number of national projects in Sinai designed to boost the country’s economy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The projects include the last phase of drilling for the strategic Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel 2 in the Suez Canal. It is the fifth tunnel to be constructed beneath the canal, to link Sinai, an area of 60,000 square kilometers or about 6% of Egypt’s territory, with the rest of the country. 

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