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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 Treaties & Decrees

Law No.4 of 1998
Amending sonic provisions of Law No.30 of 1975
On the Organization of the Suez Canal Authority

In the Name of the People, the President of the Republic,
The People’s Assembly passes the following law and we in our capacity shall promulgate it:

Article I:

New paragraphs shall be added to Article 2 and article 3 of Law no. 30 of 1975 on the Organization of the Suez Canal Authority as follows:
Article 2: (new paragraph) - «The Suez Canal Authority shall report to the Prime Minister«
Article 3: (new paragraph) – « Decisions of the SCA Board of Directors shall be reported to the Prime Minister for approval. They shall be deemed effective when approved by the Prime Minister or when no objection is raised within 15 days of reporting them. «

Article II:

The phrase that reads: « as well as the authority to expropriate land and real estate for the public interest « shall be omitted from Article 9 of the said Law No. 30 of 1975.

Article III:

This law shall be published in the Official Gazette, and shall have the force of law the next day it is published. It shall bear the seal of the state and be in force as one of its laws.
Done at the Presidency of the Republic on the 21st of Ramadan 1418H, corresponding to the 19th January, 1998 AD.

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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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