May 5, 2019
Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, said that the opening of the Suez Canal Tunnels is a new step. He stressed that these tunnels will contribute to building and developing Sinai. In addition, they will make Ard El Fayrouz in the heart of Egypt. He continued “This great work has political, social, and economic goals. It was carried out by Egyptian hands from the A to Z. ”
Mameesh added “The drilling equipment purchased by the Egyptian state continues to dig the rest of the six tunnels, to become 6 in total, two in each of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said. He continued “We thank the Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority for their efforts to accomplish this great work.”
The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority assured that Egyptians were well trained to maintain and operate the tunnels they dug with their own hands, and continued: “We will soon have a generation of engineers in the fields of drilling, operating, and maintenance of tunnels during the upcoming period who can implement any tunnel in the future.”
The Admiral pointed out that the idea for the tunnels came from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the opening of the new Suez Canal, and although the process was very difficult, Egyptians do not know the impossible and are capable of making miracles. He continued: “The process was very difficult, but the Egyptians challenged the difficulties And achieved a great achievement .. There is no water danger on transients. We also achieved high technical and engineering accuracy that ensures the safety of transients. The tunnel will make Egypt the heart of world trade and good will come to Egypt.”
He stressed that “Egypt is a country of science and taught many people. We must rely on ourselves during the coming period. He continued:” Egyptians are capable of making miracles.” The admiral pointed out that there are 5 floating bridges starting from Port Said, passing through Ismailia, to reach Suez if the tunnels are exposed to any danger, in such a case these bridges are capable to transport traffic.