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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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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 (Port Said, Ismailia , and Suez ) as well as other governorates of Egypt .

Environmental Protection in Suez Canal

  • Cleaning and clearing Lake Timsah in Ismailia (costs amounted to LE 50m).
  • Control and removal of oil spill in the Canal waters and approaches.
  • Beautification, landscaping and tree planting of the Canal cities.

Services rendered to the society

  • Linking Sinai Peninsula with the Nile Valley through:
    - 36 ferry boats alongside the Canal at 14 axes (locations).
    - Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel
  • Establishing the Nile Shipyard, in Armant ,Qena governorate, for repairing and overhauling cruise ships. The Shipyard contributes to the development of Upper Egypt and provides work opportunities to the youth.
  • Construction and widening of land roads adjacent to the Canal.
  • Silk production in a farm at Serabium, where treated sanitary waste water is used to irrigate indoor plants and raspberry trees-on which silk worm are bred. A study to plant sisals at the farm, for producing fiber, is under way.
  • Managing and operating sweet water stations in the Canal cities, with 1 million m 3 /day total capacity. Their water distribution networks extend to 1920 km.

Privileges and benefits offered to the SCA’s personnel

  • Housing:
    12000 housing units are provided.
  • Medical care:
    - Central Hospital in Ismailia with 250 bed capacity.
    - Emergency Hospital in Port -Fouad with 40 bed capacity.
    - Emergency Hospital in Port -Tawfiq with 15 bed capacity.
  • Education:
    The SCA runs, operates, and maintains 4 private and language schools of all the educational stages. The schools accommodate 7000 students.
  • Sports, cultural, and recreational services:
    The SCA owns a big number of clubs and recreational centers in the Canal cities (SCA stadium, Golf club, the SCA Olympic Swimming Pool, Tennis Club, social club, Osrah Club, other summer vacation resorts in Ismailia , Alexandria , Mersa Martouh and PortSaid).
To visit the official site of Suez Canal Club  Press here 

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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