A plan to settle “3 million Egyptians” in Sinai What are the goals?

The Egyptian State Information Service, affiliated to the Presidency of the Republic, revealed government plans to settle millions of Egyptians in Sinai peninsula During the next stage, by providing them with integrated services, and providing all means of “comfortable life” for their stay in it.

Attracting 3 million Egyptians

According to the Information Authority, in a recent book issued by it on the occasion of the Sinai liberation holidays, Sky News Arabia obtained a copy of it, the settlement plan in Sinai aims to attract about 3 million citizens in the short term to live in Sinai, to reach about 8 million citizens on the long term. Remote.

The settlement plan is based on the idea of ​​developmental gatherings, which are considered a step on the road to developing the Bedouin areas inside the Sinai.

The development clusters aim to attract and settle 3 million citizens from Governorates in Sinai To reconstruct and develop it, and to achieve a mixture of Sinai culture with the people of the rest of the provinces.

The governorates of North and South Sinai offered citizens ownership of land and homes in these communities, with 5 acres and a house for every citizen, and North Sinai includes 11 localities, while South Sinai includes 7 localities.

Each development cluster includes agricultural lands, houses, a mosque, a school, a diwan, a health unit, a youth center, shops, service facilities, activities and productive projects.

Resettlement supports national security

Major General Engineer Mohamed Mukhtar Kandil, former head of the Sinai Reconstruction Authority and the Canal Zone, describes the settlement projects and motivating citizens to move to Sinai as a national security file for the Egyptian state.

Kandil told Sky News Arabia that the Sinai development projects would contribute to increasing the state’s national income, providing new job opportunities, and increasing the populated area, as well as thwarting the plans that target this geostrategic area.

The former head of “reconstruction of Sinai” added that attracting citizens to live in the “turquoise land” needs many incentives, among them the provision of basic services to them, and not to deal with the old idea that was based on giving them land in the desert and leaving them facing a difficult fate and they are unable to rebuild it.

Qandil points out that the development efforts being made in Sinai are currently unprecedented, but what remains remains for “people to be planted in Sinai land”.

The objectives of the settlement plan

One of the goals of the settlement plan is to build an attraction base Investments and population in the Sinai Through the establishment of industrial, agricultural, mining sectors, a free zone, industrial complexes, and regional universities, as part of plans to redistribute the demographic map of Egypt in general.

According to the plan, it is planned to establish a central international airport in Sinai, and innovative productive centers that can be expanded to export their agricultural, fish and various products, while using the latest methods of water-saving agriculture.

According to the SIS, urban communities will also be established based on economic, agricultural, tourism or industrial bases, with the establishment of schools, universities, research centers, hospitals and infrastructure projects, rehabilitation and training of the local community, the provision of all means of comfortable life, and the implementation of networks of facilities, roads and transportation according to international standards. In addition to the establishment of 17 Bedouin communities in North and South Sinai.

New cities in Sinai

According to the statistics of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, 450 thousand and 528 thousand citizens live in North Sinai, and 111 thousand and 108 thousand citizens in South Sinai. The “turquoise land” also includes extensions to the governorates of the canal cities with a depth of 5 square kilometers inside each of the governorates of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, in which thousands live. Citizens.

The government has started implementing new construction projects in Sinai, including the city of “New Ismailia”, which will accommodate approximately 314 thousand people, in addition to establishing the East Port Said city “Salam”, Northwest Sinai To accommodate one million people, and in Northeast Sinai; The “new Rafah” city is being constructed, and 50 thousand people are expected to reside in it.

Work is also underway to implement the “New Bir al-Abd” city on an area of ​​2708 acres in North Sinai, in addition to the construction of thousands of Bedouin-style housing units in the “Land of Turquoise” to settle the Bedouins in human settlements with facilities and services.

Stability in the Sinai

Professor of political sociology, Muhammad Sayed Ahmed, appreciates the state’s tendency to settle millions The Egyptians In the Sinai, stressing that human beings are the basis of development, and that the number of people living on the “turquoise land” is currently among the lowest population densities in the republic, and that it absorbs double the number of its current residents.

The professor of political sociology, in an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, indicated that the Sinai Peninsula is currently enjoying a higher degree of stability, as a result of the efforts and heroics of the armed forces and the civil police in confronting terrorist elements in the “Rafah – Arish – Sheikh Zuwaid” triangle. The appropriate field for stability.

Sinai development plans

The government had announced the implementation of a comprehensive plan to change the face of life in Sinai, after the end of the comprehensive military operations Sinai 2018″.

Sinai development plans, on which spending amounts to 600 billion pounds, aim to improve the living conditions of citizens, exploit the capabilities and resources of the region, and place Sinai among the areas that attract investment and residents, as well as the fact that development is a weapon in the face of terrorism.

The Sinai Development Program provides basic services to citizens, “roads, sanitation, water, electricity and communications networks.” It pays special attention to developing water resources in North Sinai, such as the “Sahara Sarabyom” project, developing the Peace Canal and others, to deliver water to the Sinai, as well as cultivating large areas of desert to increase the agricultural area. In addition to establishing fish farms.

In the axis of economic and social development, Sinai development plans included proposing social housing projects and allocating many lands in Sinai to build housing units on them, in addition to the Bedouin housing project to preserve the heritage. Extremism and terrorism.

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