Egypt’s engineering featArchive
EGYPT has built a new Suez canal, 72 kilometers in length alongside the existing canal. The new canal is much wider and deeper to accommodate very large vessels. It will reduce waiting time for vessels and is expected to boost the revenues very significantly.
The new canal has been completed in a record time of 12 months. The project was constructed indigenously with the hard work and dedication of Egyptian engineers, workers and the pragmatic vision of its leadership. The entire funding for the project was mobilised locally.
One would like our rulers to take a lesson from Egypt and build large dams for storing water and generating electricity. With dams, a network of canals should be built to supply water to every nook and corner of the country for irrigation, industrial use and domestic households..
Published in Dawn, July 28th, 2015
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