A new and improved Suez Canal just opened

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One of the world’s great maritime shortcuts gets a makeover. A bigger, better Suez Canal officially opened in Egypt.
The waterway was expanded to allow more ships through the trade route between East and West, but the price tag was a hefty one.
CCTV’s Adel El-Mahrouky filed this report from Cairo.

Some analysts skeptical about expansion\'s price tag

Some analysts skeptical about expansion\'s price tag

One of the world's great maritime shortcuts gets a makeover. A bigger, better Suez Canal officially opened in Egypt to great fanfare. The waterway was expanded to allow more ships through the trade route between East and West. But the price tag didn't come cheap. CCTV's Adel El-Mahrouky filed this report from Cairo.

Canal project a source of national pride

The Suez Canal is a moment of historic pride for Egypt. Egypt used 8 million dollars for the expansion. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim filed this report from Cairo.

Canal project a source of national pride

Canal project a source of national pride

The Suez Canal is a moment of historic pride for Egypt. Egypt used 8 million dollars for the expansion.