Lake Fayyoum
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Row over Egyptian lake earmarked for new tourist resort

Environmentalists in Egypt are calling for the country's new rulers to cancel a major tourist development in an area famous for its natural beauty, history, geology and fossils.

The development in the area of Fayyoum, south-west of Cairo, was agreed in the final years of President Mubarak's rule.

Critics say there was no consultation, a classic example of the way business was done under the ousted ruler.

Jon Leyne reports.

  • 25 Jun 2011
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