ACP Says Canal Through Nicaragua Must Be Analyzed To Avoid Ecological Damage
Monday, June 10 2013 @ 04:33 PM EDT
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"The environmental experts recommend great caution and an environmental impact analysis to determine if it is really viable,” said Benitez in a press conference.
Currently, a legislative committee from the Nicaraguan Congress is consulting the feasibility of the construction of a deep-water canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific, proposed by the Chinese company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co., Limited.
Benitez said the proposed canal is a competition for the Panama Canal, situation that has to be analyzed at the right moment.
However, he said they must take into account that Panama has “the experience and is a known route." (Prensa)