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Type Journal Article - HBRC Journal
Title Egyptian coastal regions development through economic diversity for its coastal cities
Volume 8
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 252-262
The Egyptian coastal cities have several different natural potentials which could make them promising economic cities and attract many investors as well as tourists. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of existing and potential coastal problems in Egypt. This awareness has become manifest in development policies for Egyptian coasts which focused only on the development of beaches by building private tourist villages. These developments negatively affected the regional development and the environment.

This study examines the structure of the coastal cities industry, the main types, the impacts (economic, environmental, and social) of coastal cities, and the local trends in development in the Egyptian coastal cities and its regions. It will also analyze coastal and marine tourism in several key regions identified because of the diversity of life they support, and the potential destruction they could face. This paper confirms that economic diversification in coastal cities is more effective than developments in only one economic sector, even if this sector is prominent and important.

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