The Armed Forces have already started carrying out the New Suez Canal Project, according to sis.gov.eg.
The digging works were divided into 33 sectors and assigned to specialized civil companies and two road divisions of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, Brigadier Mohamed Samir said.
The work was divided into sectors to complete the project in 12 months instead of 36, he said.
The project of digging a new canal would make Egypt an international commercial and industrial center, stated Suez Canal Authority Chairman Lt. General Mohab Mamesh. This project will provide job opportunities for Egyptian youth and create new urban communities in the area to attract people to be relocated in Sinai and Canal region.
Work progress will be announced periodically to the public.
August 12, 2014