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Graphic shows map of the canal expansion, statistics and flow of oil through the world’s chokepoints


Suez Canal expansion

By Jordi Bou

August 6, 2015 - Egypt is to inaugurate an $8.6bn expansion of the strategic Suez Canal, a project that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi hopes will revive the country’s ailing economy after years of instability. The army began work 11 months ago on the canal, flanking the existing, strategic 145-year-old waterway and part of a larger undertaking to expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.

PUBLISHED: 09/07/2015; STORY: Graphic News