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Egypt to Inaugurate Mega Tunnels and Floating Bridges Connecting Sinai and Nile Delta

The tunnels and floating bridges would exponentially reduce crossing times to-and-from the peninsula.

Egyptian engineers and workers working on infrastructure

The Egyptian government is set to inaugurate four new major infrastructural projects, in Port Said, Ismailia and other major cities, including tunnels and floating bridges that would connect Sinai with Nile Delta, according to Daily News Egypt.

The floating bridges aim to facilitate commuting, as well as reduce major traffic to-and-from the Sinai peninsula. Moreover, they are expected to garner great economic revenue, as well as achieve vital progress in Sinai. Transport has grown in the area, and crossing between Sinai and the Nile Delta was limited to overcrowded ferries. The tunnels would promise a convenient fix, reducing crossing time from hours to minutes.

The tunnels’ lengths range between 4km and 6km, with a capacity to accommodate 50,000 vehicles daily. A total labour force of 3,000 Egyptian engineers and workers have collectively contributed to the building of the tunnels since 2016.

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