79.45% of dredging at New Suez Canal finalised

GMT 21:11 2015 Tuesday ,02 June

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Cargo ship in Suez Canal
Ismailia - MENA

Up to 204.971 million cubic meters of water-saturated sand have been dredged so far as part of the Suez Canal Development Project.

This represents 79.45 percent of a total 250 million cubic meters that should be dredged as part of the project.

Thirty-eight dredgers are working in the project, said Wagdi Zaki, the executive director supervising the dredging process, in statements Tuesday.

The project aims at expanding the Suez Canal region's role as a global, industrial, and logistics center that is environmentally balanced with an integrated economy.

It is also projected to become a global hub due to its logistics and industrial services.

The project was funded through granting investment certificates to Egyptians with 12% returns, and in eight days, more than 60 billion pounds were collected.

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