New Suez Canal: 13.6 Million Cubic Meters of Material Removed

13.6 Million Cubic Meters of Material Removed

Military Spokesman Brigadier Mohamed Samir yesterday said that 13.6 million cubic meters of material was excavated from the newly-launched Suez Canal project.

In its statement, Samir noted that some 43 companies are now working at the project site and 5 companies are waiting to start work until necessary equipment arrives.

He also said that the companies have started working on a new $4 billion project to expand the Suez Canal by adding a second channel.

The project, announced earlier in August, aims to create new 72 kilometer-long waterway alongside the Suez Canal.

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Press Release, August 22, 2014
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