2 int'l companies prepare feasibility studies for Suez Canal doubling project: SCA chairman

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Monday 4 Mar 2024

Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), revealed on Sunday details of the Suez Canal doubling project as two international companies are currently preparing the project’s feasibility studies.

Osama Rabie
File Photo: Osama Rabie, chairman of Egypt s Suez Canal Authority. Photo: AFP


"We have studied the complete doubling of the Suez Canal, and so far there is no complete doubling of the canal as there are still 80 kilometres in the Suez Canal that have not been doubled, including 50 kilometres in the north and 30 kilometres in the south," Rabie said during the annual International Maritime Transport and Logistics Conference (MARLOG).

He noted that two international companies are preparing feasibility studies for the Suez Canal doubling project and that they presented the preliminary studies for the doubling of the Suez Canal to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The implementation of the project to develop the canal's navigational channel in the Great Lakes targets doubling the area by 10 kilometres to join the Suez Canal. Thus, the new Suez Canal will be 82 kilometres instead of 72 kilometres to increase the number of ships, Rabie added.

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