In Egypt , a major extension of the Suez Canal is to unveil on Thursday to revive the economy after years of unrest.

The project being carried out at a cost of 8.5 billion dollars extension of the waterway is funded entirely by Egypt without foreign aid.

The extension involved digging and dredging along 72 kilometers of the 193-kilometer canal, making a parallel waterway at its middle that will facilitate two-way traffic accommodating the world's largest ships.

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