Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish – File Photo
CAIRO – 25 December 2017: Floating bridges are set to accelerate development and will revive projects east of the Suez Canal, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said Sunday.
On December 23, 2017, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated a set of development projects in the East Suez Canal development zone in northern Ismailia.
The inauguration witnessed Sisi giving the green light to several projects, which include tunnels of Ismailia; two floating bridges on the Suez Canal; Qantara and Ismailia tunnel; the second stage of the East Suez Canal aquaculture projects; and the offshore support vessel.
In statements on Sunday, Mamish added that there were obstacles to reach the Valley of Technology project via ferries, but that there are developments through transferring materials via these bridges to overcome such obstacles.
The two floating bridges will facilitate commercial and civilian access to Sinai and the East Suez Canal development zone.
Mamish and his deputy, Osama Rabea, witnessed on Sunday the first convoy of vehicles passing through the two bridges named Martyr Ahmed Mansi and Martyr Abanoub Saber in Ismailia.
“It is our honor to name the bridges after names of martyrs, and we are seeking to name the new bridges being established by the authority after the names of martyrs of police,” Mamish pointed out.
One of the mega projects within the development project is a new system that will link Sinai to all parts of Egypt to meet all requirements of development in the peninsula.
This new system will completely eliminate traffic congestion previously witnessed in moving goods by ferries of the Suez Canal Authority, or through Al-Salam Bridge and the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel.
These tunnels are seen to solve a crisis that has been neglected for years; they will allow traffic to cross the Suez Canal immediately instead of waiting for five or six days.
Moreover, the new system will decrease the pricing of goods significantly, as long waiting periods lead to the prices of goods increasing.