Contributed by: AnonymousThe Ambassador of Spain, Jesus Silva, announced that Panama is nominated for the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award in the category of international cooperation, for the services provided by the Panama Canal and its contribution in the international economic and social development.
This award started in 1981 and is globally the second largest after the Nobel Prize. It is issued to those who excel in their scientific, technical, cultural, social and human work, and delivered by His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón.
Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, was pleased with this nomination, but said that so far it is unknown who are the other companies or countries competing for this prize as well.
He said they will enable in the webpage of the PCA (Panama Canal Authority) the corresponding links during the next days; this way, Panamanians and customers can know more about this award and support Panama’s nomination.
The awards will be held in Oviedo, Spain, on Friday, October 25, and the winner will receive a sculpture representing the award, a diploma, a badge and 50,000 Euros.(Telemetro)