Weekly MENA Newsletter will be delivered to your email in PDF format every Friday (52 Issues per Year).
Twelve months ago Egyptian President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi announced that plans to expand the Suez Canal would be completed within a year, and on 6 August he will inaugurate the waterway’s official opening.
This week saw the first test-runs along the new 72km route which will allow two-way traffic along the expanded sections of the canal. The expansion will also be able to accommodate larger vessels. A strong army presence was on hand to oversee the dredging and construction of the new canal. The lawless Sinai Peninsula which borders the canal has seen hundreds of people killed since President Sisi came to power.
DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?
NEED TO UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION?
By upgrading your Print or Digital subscription you will gain access to the MEES Archives Database with past articles and data dating back from 1984.UPGRADE