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Martinelli joins leaders at inauguration of construction of locks on Panama Canal

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Expansion work has officially begun on a third set of locks on the Panama Canal.

“Today, a new future begins for the country,” said the Panamanian president, Ricardo Martinelli, at a ceremony jointly presided by him, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and the Spanish deputy premier, Manuel Chaves.
 
The project is being carried out by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, a consortium led by Spain's Sacyr Vallehermoso construction company.
 
Original source: Efe