Cairo: Local media in Egypt report that the military is halfway to completing rock walls around both the southern entrance of the Suez Canal as well as in the north around Ismalila and Port Said.
Major General Mohamed Ali Shams Eddin, commander of the canal's southern entrance security troops, said that the southern wall is composed of rocks and that it is being built on the eastern and western banks of the canal.
Eddin said it will be 65 km long. Eddin said that the wall is being built to protect the canal from attacks.
Both walls will be completed this year. It comes as unstable Egypt has faced increasing terror attacks on the canal including last August’s RPG attack on the Cosco Asia containership. [14/04/14]