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