Last Update 17:56
Monday, 21 October 2019

Egypt’s Sisi tours construction on Suez Canal tunnels during Ismailia visit

The tunnels project aims to connect the Sinai Peninsula with the Nile Delta

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his three-day visit to Ismailia attending a youth dialogue conference
Views: 6497
Views: 6497

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi toured on Wednesday the ongoing construction of the Suez Canal tunnels during his three-day stay in Ismailia governorate while attending a semi-regular youth conference, state news agency MENA reported.

The tunnels project aims to connect the Sinai Peninsula with the Nile Delta. During his visit, El-Sisi commented that the project was executed by Egyptians and that no foreign companies had been hired to complete it.


He added that construction on the project’s four tunnels would be completed by 30 June.


El-Sisi thanked the workers for their efforts, saying the project proves that Egyptians can complete big projects.

The president was accompanied by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi as well as a number of youth participating in the three-day conference, which began on Tuesday.

The youth conference sessions and workshops are planned to address issues including a recent surge in the price of foodstuffs, the government's efforts to improve the healthcare system and sustainable development in the fields of gas and power.

This month's event is the third in a series of such gatherings.

The first regular conference was held in December in Cairo. El-Sisi announced the decision to hold regular youth conferences in October, as one of the takeaways of the first annual National Youth Conference held that month.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.