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Egypt Launches Suez Canal Expansion

  • Heather Murdock

Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal. The $8.5 billion extension involved digging and dredging 72 kilometers of the 193-kilometer canal and making a parallel waterway to facilitate two-way traffic. The government says it will more than double the canal's annual revenue to $13.2 billion by 2023. VOA's Heather Murdock reports.

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