|About 68 percent of dredging works for the bifurcation of the Suez Canal have been finalized. |
At present, the dry dredging work at the new canal has reached 169 million cubic meters out of a total 180 million cubic meters.
The New Suez Canal project covers the construction of a 72-kilometer long canal, out of which, 35 kilometers involves dry digging and 37 kilometers involves expansion and deepening.
Establishing a 76,000 square kilometer industrial zone and logistics hub and a tunnel for motor vehicles and trains running parallel to the canal are also proposed under this project.
The entire project is expected to be completed within 1 year instead of the previous schedule which stated that the project was to be completed in 2018.