Panama Canal CEO: Our expansion was public-backed unlike Nicaragua’s plan

Panama Canal CEO: Our expansion was public-backed unlike Nicaragua’s plan

When Panama wanted to expand its canal it sought the permission of its citizens through a referendum in 2006 that showed overwhelming approval for the $5.25 billion project. In contrast, Nicaragua allowed a Hong Kong-based company to begin construction in December with no referendum, and is seeing violent resistance to the project, said Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge L. Quijano.

Please log in below to view the rest of this page. If you do not have an account, please register or subscribe below for access.