Scientists & environmentalists warn of the ‘diverse range of effects, at local & regional scales’ of Egyptian President’s ambitious project.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s “new Suez Canal” project might help Egypt’s battered economy but environmentalists are now warning of the ecological consequences of the ambitious plan.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has launched plans for a second Suez canal in parallel to the existing one at a cost of $4 billion – Photo: AFP/File
Last August Sisi announced the launching of a new waterway, which would run parallel to the original Suez Canal built 145 years ago. Continue Reading »
Whether or not the plans to connect Red Sea resort city of Eilat with Ashdod on the Mediterranean by rail, competes with Egypt, it’s likely to boost ties with China.
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It has been called Israel’s potential Suez Canal. A planned rail freight link could provide an alternative to the famed Egyptian waterway.
A convoy of container ships pass southbound along the Suez Canal towards Suez, Egypt, on Saturday, April 6, 2013.- Photo: Bloomberg
The project would connect the 300-plus kilometers between Eilat on the Red Sea and Ashdod Port on the Mediterranean. And it could be the chance for China to gain a foothold in the region.