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Sisi, Saudi CP visit Ismailia City

Monday، 05 March 2018 - 04:15 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman visited Ismailia city on Monday 5/3/2018 to inaugurate a number of national projects in the presence of senior Egyptian and Saudi statesmen.

The President and the Saudi crown prince listened to a presentation by Head of the Suez Canal Authority Vice Admiral Mohab Memish on the Suez Canal Economic Zone, a project to develop the Suez Canal corridor that would turn Egypt into a world logistics and commercial hub, Presidency Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Memish expounded the enormous investment opportunities in the industrial, service and tourist sectors as well as the vast horizons of cooperation between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Saudi Arabia's NEOM project on the Red Sea coast to become a global trade destination, he said.

Head of the Armed Force Engineering Authority Major General Kamel el Wazir reviewed the Suez Canal tunnels project, he added.

The five-tunnel project, which groups 10,000 engineers, technicians and workers, aim to connect Sinai with the rest of the country and enhance transportation and trade to and from the peninsula.

President Sisi and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman went through one of the established tunnels underneath the Suez Canal heading to the eastern bank of the canal. The 3,000-meter tunnel enables passengers to cross the Suez Canal in only 20 minutes instead of waiting for ferries for up to five days, he added.

The crown prince visited New Ismailia City which is located along 11.3 kilometers of the eastern shore of the Suez Canal overlooking Ismailia City. The 2157-feddan city provides 35,000 housing units in the first phase and 57,000 in the second.

They also made a cruise of the Suez Canal with the participation of various navy vessels to reach Tolip El Forsn resort in Ismailia City. They inaugurated the resort which stretches over 38 feddans on the western bank of the Suez Canal. The tourist project includes a shopping mall, international tourist marinas and a 40-feddan sports club.

MENA

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