A project designed to expand some parts of the Suez Canal is to be executed by July 2023. On Sunday, Osama Rabie, the chair of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), declared plans to extend the canal’s second channel and to expand an existing channel.
After the official approval for expanding the Suez Canal last week, the Suez Canal Authorities have finally started expanding the canal.
After the Ever Given ship grounding incident in the Suez Canal had halted the global maritime trade for 6 days, the Suez Canal Authority has announced that the canal will be widened and deepened at the narrow stretch where the ship ran aground.
The finish of the Suez Canal project is in sight. The dredging of more than a million cubic meters of sand a day is unprecedented. And this assignment has also pushed back the boundaries in terms of speed, and the deployment of equipment and manpower.