Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada is witnessing a comprehensive, three-phase development plan, with phase I newly completed as a prelude for agreeing on projects with the highest priority, in a way that will help boost tourism inflows all year round, Invest-Gate reports.

During a meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, in the presence of other ministerial officials, it was noted that the first phase’s projects are aimed at offering abodes for residents of neighboring areas via the utilization of the Central Island, in addition to the provision of various services, according to a ministerial statement on August 29.

Service projects include an open theater, kids areas, shops, sports fields, and social centers. On top of that, a tourist trade center is planned as part of the first phase of the development plan, alongside the restoration and reinforcement of the governorate’s existing commercial and tourist hubs.

Further, the tourism ministry was mandated to take part in the development plan and implement multiple projects, in cooperation with the Red Sea governorate, including those of the second phase, which is currently in progress and involves the establishment of the University of Hurghada and the revamping of several roads and sidewalks. It also constitutes the refurbishment of El Nasr Road, which is the only entryway to Hurghada International Airport.

With regard to the forthcoming third phase’s projects, they will include the development of the city’s plateau area, some public beaches, as well as, the designing and operation of Hurghada’s old promenade and Sheraton Street.