Lebanese media shed light on the new Suez Canal project that will be opened today with newspapers giving it the headline and satellite channels talking about it in its programs.
Lebanese media mostly depended on information and documentary films circulated by the Egyptian media office in Lebanon on the giant project.
In An-Anhar newspaper, writer Monaliza Fariha said August 6 is certainly Egypt's Day with the new canal seeing daylight.
The enlarged canal was financed by the Egyptian government at a cost of 8.5 billion dollars without any foreign assistance, she said.
Since the start of work at the canal, no accidents were reported unlike the first one where many of workers died of overheat and hard work conditions, she added.
Safir newspaper talked about how President Abdel Fattah El Sisi made the project be implemented in one instead of three years as scheduled.
Today Egypt is awaiting an event that will be watched by the rest of the world with Sisi opening the new canal in a massive ceremony attended by a number of world leaders and senior officials, it added.
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