Israel building alternative to the Suez Canal

The Israeli government is launching the process of building an alternative to the Suez Canal this year, according to Israeli and Arabian media: A 300 kilometers long railway for container transport between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean: the "Red-Med."

Photo: Josef Polleross

Two billion USD, 300 kilometers of railroad, and a five-year construction period. These numbers characterize the new railroad that Israel plans to build through the country as a transport alternative to the Suez Canal.

The plans have been underway for years, but according to GulfShipNews, the construction of the railway will begin this year.

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