Martyr Ahmed el-Mansy Floating Bridge connecting the Eastern and Western shores of the Suez Canal in Zone 6 in the Ismailia Governorate – Press Photo Martyr Ahmed el-Mansy Floating Bridge connecting the Eastern and Western shores of the Suez Canal in Zone 6 in the Ismailia Governorate – Press Photo

Sisi gives green light to operation of Canal floating bridge

Sat, Dec. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 December 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday a floating bridge called Martyr Ahmed el-Mansy connecting the Eastern and Western shores of the Suez Canal in Zone 6 in the Ismailia Governorate, achieving integration with ferries and undersea tunnels.

These facilities aim at smoothing the movement of citizens from the eastern side of the canal to its western lands, as part of the infrastructure necessary to urban agglomerations Eastern the canal and connecting Sinai with the rest of Egypt, which supports development projects executed in the Suez Canal governorates.

Port Said Shipyard implemented an international designing program and hired skilled Egyptians trained abroad to execute the project under the supervision of a French company, ensuring the application of all safety measures. Hiring foreign accredited companies to supervise its vessels has been a common practice by Suez Canal.

Colonel Ahmed el-Mansy, after whom the bridge is named, was the late commander of the Sa'ka Forces (Thunderbolt Forces) and was killed in clashes between Egyptian army forces and militants on July 7, while the army besieged groups of terrorists and foiled attacks that targeted a number of other checkpoints in the Rafah area in North Sinai.

Mansy’s son accompanied President Sisi during the inauguration.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and the son of Colonel Ahmed el-Mansy, the late commander of the Sa'ka Forces (Thunderbolt Forces), killed in clashes with terrorists in Sinai – Press Photo
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