Suez Canal investments 2020-2021 plan estimated at EGP 16.9 billion: Egypt's Planning Min

egypt Mon, Sep. 28, 2020
Dr. Hala el Said Minister of Planning and Economic Development said Sunday Suez Canal investments for 2020-2021 plan is estimated at EGP 16.9 billion to carry out upgrading and expansion projected ventures despite the fallout of the current coronavirus pandemic.

In a Ministry of Planning and Economic Development report outlining Suez Canal future investment plan for 2020-2021, the minister highlighted the importance of the canal; being a vital world trade route encompassing 25% of world container trade movement, as 8.3% out of the total volume of world trade transits the canal.

The minister further referred to the waterway's role as main source for generating outflow of foreign currency into the country.