Ismailia celebrates first ferries crossing the New Suez Canal

Two ferries have on Thursday crossed the New Suez Canal from the east to the west amid celebrations by the people of Ismailia chanting: “Long Live Egypt.”
“It is a historic day for Egypt under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,” said Ahmed Saeed, a worker of the New Suez Canal project.
The new canal is scheduled to be inaugurated on August 6. 
Suez Canal Authority President Mohab Mamish said the inauguration party would not cost the state budget anything, as it would rely on donations by investors, banks and other institutions.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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