Panama Canal expansion almost half completed
The $5.25-billion project to expand the Panama Canal has been completed by 46.5 percent, authorities said yesterday.
By the end of the third quarter of this year, some $4.28 billion had been invested in related contracts, the Panama Canal Authority said in a report.
Currently, nearly 5 percent of the world's shipping trade goes through the canal. The expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.