Suez (Arabic:السويسas-Suways; Egyptian Arabic:es-Sewēs, el-Sewēs pronounced[esseˈweːs]) is a seaport city (population ca. 497,000) in north-eastern Egypt, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez (a branch of the Red Sea), near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, having the same boundaries as Suez governorate. It has three harbors, Adabya, Ain Sukhna and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Together they form a metropolitan area.
Railway lines and highways connect the city with Cairo, Port Said, and Ismailia. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.
Early Islamic era
In the 7th century AD a town named "Kolzum" stood just north of the site of present-day Suez and served as eastern terminus of a canal built by Amr ibn al-'As linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. Kolzum's trade fell following the closure of the canal in 770 by the second Abbasid caliph al-Mansur to prevent his enemies in Arabia from accessing supplies from Egypt and the lands north of it. Nonetheless, the town benefited from the trade that remained between Egypt and Arabia. By 780 al-Mansur's successor al-Mahdi restored part of the canal. The Qarmatians led by Hasan ibn Ahmad defeated a Fatimid army headed by Gawhar al-Siqilli at Kolzum in 971 and thereby captured the town. Following his defeat in Cairo by al-Siqilli at the end of that year, Hasan and his forces retreated to Arabia via Kolzum. Suez was situated nearby and served as a source of drinking water for Kolzum according to Arab traveler al-Muqaddasi who visited in 986.
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16 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's SuezCanal Economic Zone (SCZone) seeks to strengthen cooperation with Chinese businesses, chairman of the SCZone General Authority has said here in Egypt's Red Sea resort city ... The green energy will be used in fueling ships crossing the Suez Canal to reduce emissions, he added.
The Government has also started a strategic collaboration with Norwegian company Skatek to implement the first phase of the green hydrogen project in the economic zone of the SuezCanal to become an important center for the continent of Africa, emphasizing that international ...
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The Kuwaiti Agility company plans to establish and operate two logistics and customs services centers in the industrial zone of Ain Sukhna and EastPort Said, with investments of US$60 million, under an agreement signed by the Kuwaiti company and the SuezCanal Economic Zone.
The SuezCanal Economic Zone has signed a contract with a multi-national company that deals in infrastructure to develop and operate a customs and logistics center ... and investment leader, to develop and operate a customs and logistics center in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.
... and keeping pace with the latest modern technologies and the continuous development and modernization of the SuezCanal and its infrastructure, which makes Egypt qualified to become the main and pivotal center for supplying Supplying ships with green fuel in the region.
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... reforms approved in the context of stimulating the business environment and improving the investment climate, particularly in the SuezCanal Economic Zone, which is an important logistical center that can serve as a portal for Japanese products to Africa,“ Madbouly said.
Assistant to the Minister of Supply and Internal TradeIbrahim Ashmawy told press Monday that the logistics zones and trade centers that will be established at Suez, Kafr El Sheikh, and Daqahliyah would create 15,000 direct and indirect jobs ... largest transit and logistics center.