The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) began work in March to extend a copy that would allow traffic in both directions in a section near where a giant cargo ship ran for six days.
The SCA announced this week that it plans to widen the second runway of the canal, which opened in 2015, to 82 km in 10 km, while widening and deepening the single lane at the southern end of the canal.
The SCA said on Saturday that the work began following orders from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to “begin immediate implementation of the proposed development plan and thus set a timetable for its speedy completion.”
From March 23 to 29, barriers created by the 440m Evergreen cargo ship in the southern part of the channel delayed hundreds of ships at sea, disrupting world trade.
Amid controversy over the SCA’s claim against Japanese company Shoai Kisan, the boat ‘s owner, Evergreen is still stranded on Lake Greater Between the two lengths of the canal, still loaded with thousands of containers.
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