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Third bridge over Panama Canal to cost $300 million

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Panama will build a third bridge across the Panama Canal at a cost of about $300 million , Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela said.

Varela said the government would soon invite companies to bid for the construction of the third bridge, which will provide the first direct connection between Colon, a sea port on the Atlantic coast, and communities on the other side of the canal.

"This will be very important because it will open access to many isolated communities," he said.

Original source: Xinhua