Investors interested in building a quay at Monkey Point in Nicaragua

A group of American investors is looking at investing in construction of a 350 million dollar deep-water port on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua at Monkey Point.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bill Johnson, director of the Miami-Dade County Port, is visiting Nicaragua at the invitation of the state-owned National Port Company, Virgilio Silva, to explore the possibilities for such an investment.
The Nicaragua government want to build a deep-water port at Monkey Point in the south of Nicaragua. The port would provide an important outlet to the Caribbean Sea. At present Nicaragua has no major port on the Caribbean side of the nation.
Johnson said he expects to return to Nicaragua next February with a delegation of potential investors.

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