May 4, 2019
For the first time in the Authority’s history, the Suez Canal Authority established a new administration responsible for the management of tunnels and floating bridges financed by the Authority, such as the Suez Canal tunnels in Ismailia and Port Said and the floating bridges in the cities of the Canal. Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and the General Authority of the Canal, recently issued a decision to establish an administration for the management of tunnels and floating bridges, to be based in the Al-Tamsah building in Ismailia.
The administration will be headed by an Egyptian engineer, Eng. Entesar Al Amir, who was the former director of the Engineering Department of the Authority. The new administration will be entrusted with all the financial and administrative tasks in the management of tunnel and floating projects.
It is worth mentioning that during the next few years, Ismailia tunnels will be opened by Egyptian companies with international experience. The length of these tunnels, which connect Sinai to the cities of the Canal, is 5,820 meters, and can be used to reach Ard El Fayrouz from Ismailia within a few minutes.
The Ismailia tunnels were built at a depth reaching 70 meters below ground.