Egyptians Are Able to Develop Suez Canal Area- Prime Minister

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A cargo ship passes through the Suez Canal.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab stressed on Wednesday 14/5/2014 that the Egyptians who built the High Dam and dug the Suez Canal are capable of developing the Suez Canal area; a giant project that Egypt hopes to revive the national economy.

In statements during a tour in Ismailia governorate, Mahlab said he went through the timetables of the project with the ministerial committee concerned with the project, which will provide thousands of jobs.

He stressed that a number of decisions were taken after talks with the committee, including setting up a 100-feddan aquaculture facility east of the Canal, adding that it will bring in many profits and provide food security.

He said the master plan of the project will be presented by the end of the year.

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