CAIRO: Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian billionaire has put forth offer to purchase an island off Greece or Italy and modify to assist people who are migrated from Syria and other issues.
The business tycoon has initially announced initiative on Twitter.
He wrote, “Greece or Italy island can be develop to millions of migrants from Syria and make them independent by providing them job”
Number of people has been fled from Syria in four and half year of conflict, Since January, more than 2,300 people have died while crossing the Sea and trying to reach to Europe.
In a television interview taken by Sawiris said, he trying to reach governments of Greece and Italy about his plan through this interview.
AFP questioned about his plan, “he said of course it’s possible”
He said, “There are so many island deserted and isolated it can be a accommodate many migrants.”
He added, “The island may cost between $10 million and $100 million but he main aim is a investment.”
Place would be initially provide shelter to migrants and them you could employ people to construct hospitals, schools, housing and universities.
Sawiris said, “Once the condition improved those wants to go back can go.”
Such concept may face difficulties includes cause of selling Greece or Italy island, jurisdiction and customs regulations.
“But people who sheltered at island should be treated like human not like cattle before they were getting treated.”
Sawiris is working as a chief executive of Orascom TMT, which operates mobile network in the Middle Eastern, African countries and Korea underwater communications networks. He also owns an Egyptian television channel.