President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi appointed Ibrahim Mehleb, former prime minister and current advisor to the president on national and strategic projects, as head of a new North Sinai developmental committee on Tuesday.
According to the presidential decree, the committee will be responsible for a number of infrastructure projects that aim to improve the living conditions in the governorate. This will be according to a timeline not exceeding 18 months from the issuance of the decree.
The committee will also include the governor of North Sinai, the president of the Suez Canal Authority, representatives from the Al-Mukhabarat (Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate) and military intelligence, and a number of leading army officers in charge of counter-terrorism operations in the area.
They will be tasked with coordinating with the relevant authorities and discussing how to overcome any obstacles to the completion of the project.