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Egypt endeavors to turn Suez Canal green

The Suez Canal Authority announced a plan to shift the Suez Canal into an eco-friendly canal that relies on renewable energy to preserve the environment and encourage environmentally friendly ships.
Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, speaks during a press conference after the release of the Panama-flagged MV Ever Given container ship, in the canal's central city of Ismailia, Egypt, July 5, 2021.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is currently working to reduce the rising pollution rates and confront climate change. 

In this context, the authority recently announced its plan to declare the canal as a “green canal” next year. In a TV interview Dec. 14, SCA head Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie said, “The SCA launched an initiative of 16 renewable energy monitoring posts as part of its digital transition plan, and the Suez Canal will be declared as a green canal in 2023.”

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