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Suez project: Egyptians divided over expansion

5 August 2015 Last updated at 00:53 BST

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Egypt is about to unveil its expansion to the Suez Canal, one of the most important trade corridors in the world.

It took a year to build, and has cost some $8.5bn (£5.4bn).

The Egyptian government, though, hopes the new lane will double the waterway’s shipping capacity and encourage more global trade at a time when the economy needs a boost.

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The BBC’s Sally Nabil went to the city of Ismailiya, on the banks of the canal, to ask what ordinary Egyptians make of it.

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