The Suez Canal, important for international water transport, is now being widened and deepened. Egypt (Egypt) on Tuesday informed about this plan. This decision has been taken after the incident of a large ship being trapped at a narrow location in Suez in March. Lt Gen Osama Rabie, the head of the Suez Canal Authority, gave full information about the plan of expansion at a program in Islamia, the city of Suez. Egyptian President Abdel Fateh al-Sisi and other officials were also present at the event.
Rabi told that there are plans to deepen this canal 72 feet, till now it was only 66 feet. Apart from this, the length of the Suez Canal is also being extended. The second lane opened in 2015 had a length of 30 km so far. Its 10 km Is being expanded. Both lanes are now 82 km. It Will belong, so there is no possibility of any ship getting stuck.
It is known that the Japanese ship of the Panama-controlled Avar Given was trapped in the Suez Canal in March. Due to this, the traffic was stopped for six days. Ten percent of the world's trade is done by ships passing through this canal. Last year, more than 19 thousand ships passed through the Suez Canal.