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Suez Canal Two-Way Section To Be Expanded By 10km

The Suez Canal is the shortest sea link between Asia and Europe. /CGTN

 

The Suez canal two-way section expansion is underway to increase it by 10 km, from 72 km to 82 km, the chairman of the authority managing the Egyptian waterway said Tuesday.

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Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie while giving an update on the expansion that started last year said that it would be too expensive to widen the entire length of the link between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

According to Rabie, the aim of the work is to increase traffic safety, and that transit time to pass through the canal will remain at 11 hours.

Last year global shipping was disrupted when one of the world’s largest container ships got stuck in the southern section of the canal for about a week.

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