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Morsi to computerise access to Suez Canal

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has announced plans to revitalise the services provided along the Suez Canal, including the computerisation of access. He also used his speech at the inauguration ceremony of development projects in Ismailiyya to stress that the canal is Egyptian and will stay under Egyptian control. "The computerisation project will represent a considerable technological achievement," he said. "This was one of my dreams during my election campaign and I hope that this dream will be fulfilled soon."

 


The ceremony coincided with the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and took place just a day before the second anniversary of the January 25, Revolution. With several other major anniversaries looming, the President told the audience that such events remind Egyptians of their great past, "which is full of miracles, including the miracle of digging the Canal".

 

The projects launched by Morsi are intended to start a "real renaissance" along the whole length of the 200km canal, including logistical services for ships using the route from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.

The President was critical of those who seek to create crises in Egypt. "There will be other revival projects for the River Nile and the Mediterranean coasts," he said. "This world is developing fast and there is no time to waste in causing crises here and there." The country, he insisted, needs all Egyptians and to utilise all of its resources to keep pace in the modern world.

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