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Poll shows Nicaraguans have lower expectations of Canal

Monday, October 23, 2017

According to the results of the most recent survey conducted by Cid Gallup, the Nicaraguan interoceanic canal project, a concession given to the Chinese entrepreneur Wang Jing, is no longer perceived by locals as the panacea that will alleviate the country’s problems and pull them out of poverty. “The population has gradually lost interest in the canal project as their hopes of ever seeing any benefits from it have faded,” concludes the survey, conducted with 1,029 people around the country.

The results of the poll reveal that 34 percent of Nicaraguans believe the canal is “pure propaganda,” 25 percent believe that technical studies are still required and 13 percent maintain that there’s not enough money to guarantee the completion of the mega project.

Source: Confidencial