New Canal Opening: Heavy Security Measures in Port Said

Heavy security measures have been adopted in Port Said ahead of the opening of the East Port Said Canal, scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

The canal opening ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish and several ministers, governors and ambassadors.

In statements to the Middle East News Agency, Assistant Interior Minister, Mahmoud el Deeb, said that security measures were intensified all over the governorate and along the navigation line of the Suez Canal.

Mamish added that the East Port Said Canal extends from the northern entrance of the Suez Canal at the Mediterranean Sea for 9.5 km.

After dredging of nearly 12.5 million cubic meters of soil at a cost of $37 million, the new waterway reached a depth of 18.5 meters.

The new branch canal aims to ease the entrance and exit of vessels arriving to and from East Port Said Harbor.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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