Egypt’s Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Sharawi announced that Prime Minister
Mustafa Madbouli has decided to form a legal committee to study the decision to acquire the
right to use coastal beaches and the value due.
The Minister of Local Development explained that if the study is completed, the state is entitled
to receive the right to use, the value will be determined, who will bear it, and how and how to
It is worth mentioning that there was a widespread controversy in Egypt after the head of the
Da’ba center confirmed the collection of these fees in statements leading to his dismissal from
According to press reports, the Egyptian military controls 60 percent of the country’s economy,
and the value of infrastructure projects built by the military exceeds $1.5 billion. The Carnegie
Center described the Egyptian armed forces as the supervisor and first observer of the Egyptian
Others argue that the military is not manufactured but is a broker seeking to control the Egyptian
economy, by restricting local industries and establishing laws limiting imports for non-military
people, and when importing materials, it sells at times the old price.