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151 years ago today, Egypt’s Suez Canal was launched

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 03:05 GMT

On November 17, 1869, the Suez Canal was opened to global navigation, a day after the legendary opening was attended by a number of the most important personalities in the world, led by Empress Eugenie, Empress of France.

In pics: U.S. Navy Under Secretary Gregory Slavonic Reaffirms U.S.-Egypt Military Partnership

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 02:42 GMT

Under Secretary Slavonic met key Egyptian defense officials, including the Commander of the Navy, to discuss U.S. support for Egypt’s efforts to monitor and secure its extensive coastline and combat smuggling, trafficking, and piracy.

GAFI CEO follows up progress in renovation works at Port Said Free Zone

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 03:44 GMT

They also tackled investment opportunities and challenges facing investors, as well as national projects implemented in the governorate.

Egypt launches Middle East's largest dredger at ceremony in Netherlands

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 01:28 GMT

The launching ceremony, held at Krimpen shipyard of the Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC, was attended by the company’s CEO Gerben Eggink and Egyptian Ambassador to the Netherlands Hatem Abdel Gawad.

World’s 2nd largest container ship passes through New Suez Canal: SCA

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 01:22 GMT

The HMM ST PETERSBURG was built earlier this year and is sailing under the flag of Panama.

Suez Canal, Arab Contractors probe joint cooperation

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 01:32 GMT

He hailed the projects carried out by the Arab Contractors Company in the Middle East and Africa as well as joint projects topped by Port Said tunnels and the Suez Canal international museum.

New Ismailia promised bright future due to location at New Suez Canal, New Port Said, New Suez will follow

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 - 01:52 GMT

New Ismailia's location near the Suez Canal axis gives it a bright future, and the state plans to also establish New Port Said and New Suez, head of Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie has said.

Israeli soldiers in Egyptian captivity during the October 1973 war still suffer from the bitterness of defeat

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 03:50 GMT

The valiant army of Egypt was not only content with the victory, crossing the Suez Canal, and storming the impregnable Bar Lev Line, but they also captured dozens of Zionist soldiers.

Egypt has spent LE180B on Sinai development in 6 yrs, peninsula awaits bright future

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - 10:58 GMT

The state has spent around L.E.180 billion on the development of Sinai over six years, head of the Central Agency for Reconstruction told the Egyptian T.V. Monday.

550 swimmers to make largest peace sign in Suez Canal on Int’l Peace Day

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 02:28 GMT

The swimmers are accompanied by Captain Walaa Hafez, the Guinness World Record champion, to mark the International Day of Peace.

SCZone and DP World discuss joint cooperation

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 11:46 GMT

The two sides reviewed the recent developments of cooperation and projects for upgrading the economic zone, said Zaki in a statement issued by SCZone.

Suez Canal chairman reveals number of ships that crossed the waterway since Jan.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 02:27 GMT

Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie revealed in a phone-in Monday a number of figures.

Egypt to complete 19 desalination plants within 18 months

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 - 02:00 GMT

The projects are constructed within a strategy to increase Egypt's water resources, and secure water for irrigation.

Egypt’s Suez Canal not affected by alternative routes: Cabinet

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 11:51 GMT

The number of ships transiting the Suez Canal increased to 19.300 ships over the year 2019/2020, compared to 18.500 ships that crossed the canal during 2018/2019, the Cabinet statement said.

EBRD delegation visits SCZone

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 01:15 GMT

In a statement on Thursday, the SCZone said the visit tackled the technical support presented to improve the level of services.

Suez Canal underwater tunnels to operate 24/7 starting August 9

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 - 08:58 GMT

In a statement released Sunday, Rabie pointed out that the decisions are in fulfillment of the instructions of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Suez Canal revenues record $27.2B in 5 years

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 - 02:15 GMT

Rabie added that the canal’s revenues during the first eight months of 2020 hit $3.3 billion, through crossing 11,250 ships, with a total net tonnage of 693 million tons.

De Lesseps Statue to be placed in Port Said sparks outrage

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 - 01:50 GMT

The decision to restore and place the De Lesseps statue in Port Said has sparked outrage among a large segment of Egyptians.

SCZone board of directors gives go ahead to several mega projects

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 02:31 GMT

The products of the project, which has an estimated investment cost of 2.6 billion dollars, will be dedicated to exports.

SCZone's CEO outlines plan to attract further investments

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 01:13 GMT

The infrastructure developed at the SCZone has indeed helped lure investments, but the matter requires more billions of pounds to complete the infrastructure, he said.

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