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Sisi, who was Mubarak's military intelligence chief before ousting elected Islamist leader Mohammad Morsi last July, has set out a bare-bones economic vision underpinned by age-old dominance of state institutions, including the army, and the hard work of ordinary Egyptians.The centerpiece of Sisi's platform – the map – involves the state building cities in the desert to enable a burgeoning population to live on 100 percent of the land.Sisi's project appears even larger, with 48 new cities, eight airports, fish farms and renewable energy projects generating 10,000 MW of power.Sisi has said he would rely on contributions from Egyptians living abroad, foreign investment and continued Gulf aid already at $20 billion to finance the project's cost, which he estimates at $140 billion.
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