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Egypt's Sisi defends mega-projects with economy under strain

These included the expansion of the Suez Canal, the construction of a new capital in the desert, and extensive road building.
25.01.23 | Source: Reuters

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday defended mega-projects undertaken since he took power, saying they were not to blame for economic turmoil that has seen the currency plummet and inflation accelerate.


Since Sisi became president in 2014, Egypt has embarked on an infrastructure splurge spearheaded by the military that has included the expansion of the Suez Canal, the construction of a new capital in the desert, and extensive road building.

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