Interoceanic Canal ... Also in Honduras

Without disclosing details on how the feasibility study will be financed, the government has announced an agreement with the construction company China Harbour to develop a dry inter-oceanic canal.

Friday, June 21, 2013

From a statement from the Presidency of Honduras:

The Government of President Pepe Lobo is preparing Amemorandum of understanding in order to build an Interoceanic Railway.

The prestigious China Harbour company will be responsible for carrying out this monumental work linking the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast.

The Government of President Pepe Lobo, announced on Thursday that on July 8 it will sign a memorandum of understanding with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) to build an interoceanic railway that will connect Amapala island in the Pacific with Puerto Castilla in the Atlantic.

Former public works minister and now a consultant to that agency, Miguel Angel Gamez, said the country has a letter of understanding by company CHEC, number one in the world in marine works, in which it expresses it interest in building the monumental project.

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Feasibility Study for Inter-Oceanic Railway

July 2013

The Honduran government has signed an agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of an inter-oceanic railway between the Caribbean and Pacific

Congressman and consultant for the Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing (Soptravi), Miguel Angel Gamez, said that "now we have to wait to see what the study reveals to see if it is viable and how much the investment amount would be."

Financing of Oceanic Canals

September 2012

The Government of Nicaragua has announced the constitution of a company in Hong Kong in order to raise the necessary capital to build the wet and dry canals projects it has planned.

From an article in

The President, Daniel Ortega, said the Government had signed a memorandum of understanding with a company incorporated in Hong Kong, China, for the construction of the Grand Interoceanic Canal in Nicaragua.

Interoceanic Canal Idea Returns

February 2012

President Ortega has said studies will be started for the construction of a canal linking the Caribbean and the Pacific using the San Juan River and Lake Nicaragua.

The idea of building an interoceanic canal has returned to be floated in Nicaragua, where President Daniel Ortega announced that he will begin studies on this huge and costly project.

Panama Canal vs Colombia Dry Canal

February 2011

There is never too much facilitation for commerce: we welcome the Chinese-Colombian project to unite by ground the Pacific with the Atlantic.

The Panama Canal Authority understands that and beyond feeling prepared for the competition this project would represent, they indicate that the more developed infrastructure the region has, the more it becomes a logistics hub.

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