Head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish highly lauded the Egyptian people who created "a new history of challenge and struggle", constructing the New Suez Canal in only a year.
Mamish hailed the January 25 and June 30 revolutions that brought the Egyptians a climate of freedom and dignity.
The Egyptian people supported the country’s leadership and government in this project, he said, pointing out that Egypt today is celebrating its biggest project in the 21st century.
Mamish lauded the role played by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as well as the "unprecedented cooperation between the military and the Egyptian people" to get the giant project implemented in a year.
The new canal is an initial step toward Egypt's comprehensive development, particularly in the Suez Canal Axis development project, he added.