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Canal & The Society

The Suez Canal ’s role is not confined to servicing the world trade. It goes beyond that to serve the Canal Zone community ...

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Board of Directors

Chairman & Managing Director
Admiral / Mohab Mohamed Hussien Mameesh

Chairman advisor for Management Dept.
Eng. Mohamed Nashat Elmenery
B.M.& Director, Engineering Dept.
Eng.Manal Abdel-Raouf Mehrem
B.M.& Director, Planning&Research Dept.
Eco. Mahmoud Ahmed Rezk
B.M.& Director, Financial Dept.
Acc.Mohamed Ismail Mekki
Director, Transit Dept.
Eng.Mohamed Sakr El-Araby
Director, Affiliated Companies Dept.
Eng.Mohamed Aly Saleh Saleh
 Director, Shipyards Dept.
Eng.Gamal Mohamed Khaled
Director, Services Dept.
Eng.Sami A.Mahmoud Fouz
Director, Procurement Dept.
Eng.Mahmoud Talat Khodary Gheith
Director, Personal Affairs Dept.
Eng.Zakaria Zakaria El-Sayed Shehata
Director, Dredging Dept.
Eng.Ahmed Adel El-Aziz Mohamed
Director, Works Dept.
Eng.Ahmed Shawkey Mostafa Husein

B.M. : Board Member

Canal History
13th century BCE

13th century BCE, A canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries, the canal was only partially maintained...


1854, By a French initiative, the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...


1858, La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.

17 Nov 1869

17 Nov 1869, With great splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...

2 Mar 1888

2 Mar 1888, The Convention of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace...

13 Jun 1956

13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.

5 Jun 1975

5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal reopened...

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Egypt Gate

Egyptian Official Sites

Tourism Information

Places, directions, travel co. and more.

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