‘We will build hotels on the island creating jobs. I am an entrepreneur and I am used to building. But the beauty of this idea is that we will hire the people to build their own city, a new country like America,’ he said. Sawiris is optimistic about his plan: “Some say that refugees want to go to Germany, not to an island but if you give them a salary of 2,000 euro a month and the children go to school and there are good hospitals, why wouldn’t they stay?” Around 400,000 desperate migrants have already arrived on Greek and Italian shores by boat this year and another wave of arrivals is expected before winter arrives with rougher seas. If the plan will be accomplished, possibly it will be difficult to make a choice between. Sawiris awaiting Greek government approval to buy an island.