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Corinth Canal shuts for second phase of restoration works

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As a part of large-scale restoration plans, the Corinth Canal has closed for the second phase of these works to make it safe for navigation. 

The 130-year-old canal operated safely and without interruption through the summer and recorded its best performance in the last 20 years. 

From the day the canal reopened on July 4th, 2022, through October 3rd, a total of 6,001 vessels from 70 different nations sailed through it.

“This proves the importance of the canal’s operation as well as its crucial role for maritime traffic, tourism growth and the upgrading of the area,” said the Canal Company. 

The 32-million-euro restoration project consists of two stages. The first comprised cleaning the canal and working to relieve the slopes, and the second involved stabilising the slopes’ bases.

Source: Ekathimerini

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