Egypt's Suez Canal authority says work on new waterway to meet Aug. 6 opening deadline

June 13, 2015 1:37 PM

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Egypt's Suez Canal authority says work on new waterway to meet Aug. 6 opening deadline

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, a dredger floats on a new section of the Suez canal during a media tour in Ismailia, Egypt.

The Suez Canal Authority said Saturday, June 13, 2015, that work on a parallel waterway to allow two-way traffic on the key trade route will be finished in time for a gala inauguration on Aug. 6. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ordered the new waterway to be dug in a single year, saying that the urg...

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