Dutch Businesses Interested in the Panama Canal
Businesses of the maritime sector explore possibilities to participate in the expansion project at the Canal.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Prensa.com reports: "´The majority of these businesses are interested in being informed about the project and they might be able to offer services such as contractors to the consortium that wins the contract for the design and construction of the third set of locks, for which the bidding will take place on March 3,´ said Matthijs Van Bozel, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which has its headquarters in Costa Rica."
The construction of the new set of locks is 10% completed.
The World Bank announced that it will provide a loan of $300 million to Panama to finance the project for the widening of the Canal.
The PCA announced yesterday that Consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal will design and build the waterway's new set of locks.
Over $5 billion in total investment, 12.6 million cubic meters of earth removed, 2,600 workers and the world's largest dredger.
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