Ahram Online, Monday 27 Jun 2011
Sharaf also stated that the Council of Ministers will cancel fees formally imposed on Sinai produce, and create a special authority mandated with developing the peninsula.
The Sinai Development Committee is preparing a draft law to guarantee the best ways to use and manage land in Sinai, and allow citizens of the peninsula to own land there.
According to the law, a special authority would be formed for the comprehensive development of Sinai. It would be tasked with creating job opportunities, improving services and opening a university for the residents of the peninsula.It would also regulate the buying and leasing of land for Egyptians, while foreigners would still be banned from such practices.