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Egypt to opens a new extension to the Suez Canal

04 August 2015

Egypt is proud to announce the completion of construction of the new Suez Canal extension, a multi-billion project that will boost the country’s trade and economy.

Egyptian State Tourist Office

 

 

Egypt is proud to announce the completion of construction of the new Suez Canal extension, a multi-billion project that will boost the country’s trade and economy.

 

The new project was completed in one year, as has been pledged by Egyptian President El-Sisi and his aides, and will be officially opened on Thursday 6th of August 2015.

 

The massive project adds 35 Kms of new channels and 37 waterways in order to allow the passage of larger ships.

 

The new inauguration will take place with an elaborate ceremony and will be attended by VIP’s from around the world.

 

On a parallel note, both Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities have visited the water springs Ayoum Moussa, in Ras Sidr, situated on the Gulf of Suez (and where it’s believed to be the spring where Moses, after leading the Israelites across the Red Sea, turned a bitter spring into a sweet one, by throwing a branch into it, as instructed by God).

 

Minister of Tourism, Khaled Ramy, stated that the opening of the new Suez Canal will coincide with the development and re-innovation of the area in order to attract new visitors and boost the country’s glory and grandeur.

 

They also wrapped up their tour by inaugurating a temporary exhibition of the Suez Canal Museum titled “The Suez Canal: Sailing in deep history” and which houses excavations of The Tripod during the period 1930-1932 representing the late Batlamic era, the exhibition displays rare decorative pieces, jewellery and icons of religious beliefs.

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