File photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended on Wednesday the conclusion of drilling at the Suez Canal’s Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel 2.
The tunnel, now the fifth new tunnel passing under the Suez Canal, will be opened on June 2021.
El-Sisi is also attending the inauguration of a number of national projects east of the Suez Canal in celebration of Sinai Liberation Day.
In 2019, the president inaugurated four new tunnels passing under the Suez Canal. He inaugurated in Port Said the two 3rd of July tunnels in November, each for one direction of traffic, linking Port Said with Sinai.
The inauguration of the 3rd July tunnels came seven months after the opening of Ismailia's two tunnels passing under the Suez Canal.
According to Arab Contractors Company, one of the 3rd July tunnels' construction companies, the tunnels facilitate the movement of individuals and goods to and from Sinai, and aims to create the desired development for that region in parallel with the development currently taking place in Sinai and the canal area.