Mar 04, 2015

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory. The government's goal of more than doubling annual canal revenues to some $13 billion in...

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