World Bulletin / News Desk
"There is a high priority for development of the Sinai Peninsula and Upper Egypt,” Hala al-Saeed said in a statement.
Al-Saeed said fish farms are planned to be established in Sinai, as well as building roads, housing units, hospitals, schools and a university.
The minister, however, did not give any details about the sources of funding for the planned Sinai projects.
Sinai has remained the epicenter of a deadly militant insurgency since mid-2013 when Mohamed Morsi -- Egypt’s first freely-elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader -- was ousted in a military coup.
Since then, hundreds of Egyptian security personnel have been killed in militant attacks across the volatile peninsula.