Egypt to dig new canal alongside Suez Canal
CAIRO - Egypt said on Tuesday it would build a new 72-km (45-mile) canal alongside the Suez Canal, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority said.


"This giant project will be the creation of a new Suez Canal parallel to the current channel of a total length of 72 kilometres," Mohab Mamish told a conference in Ismailia, a port town on the Suez Canal, broadcast by state television.