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Egypt launches project to dual Suez Canal

6 Aug 14 Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has attended a ceremony to launch a project to dual the Suez Canal.

The Suez Axis Development Project involves digging a new canal alongside the existing route. It is intended to make Egypt an international commercial and industrial center, which would be a destination for international investment and trade traffic, 

Suez Canal Authority chairman Lt. General Mohab Mamesh said that the project would provide job opportunities for Egyptian youth and create new urban communities in the area to attract people to be relocated in Sinai and Canal region.

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