Showing posts with label Panama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Panama. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Latin America's solar energy potential being tapped

Latin America's solar energy potential has drawn world attention and will be fully tapped as global solar companies start to invest in a host of regional countries.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Nicaragua gives green light to canal project

Nicaragua on Thursday announced approval of an environmental and social impact study on a new canal that will link the Pacific with the Atlantic, allowing the project to go ahead.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Panama Canal Turns 100 Amid Growing Pains, Competition

The Panama Canal turns 100 this week. Officially opened in 1914, the 77-kilometer channel joins the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean at the isthmus of Panama.  It made the world smaller, creating a shortcut for cargo ships that ply their trade from east and west.  But 100 years later the canal is straining from the demands of expanding global trade.  It may also be facing some serious competition as it navigates the next 100 years.
Taking over 30 years to build, tens of thousands of workers - and more than 27 million kilograms of dynamite - it is considered one of the biggest engineering feats of the 20th century.  

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Aprobada ruta definitiva del Gran Canal Interoceánico de Nicaragua (albergaría el 5% de tráfico internacional de buques)

La ruta escogida para la construcción del Gran Canal Interoceánico cruzaría a Nicaragua de este a oeste, partiendo desde la desembocadura del río Punta Gorda (Caribe) hasta la desembocadura del río Brito, en Rivas (Pacífico).

El canal superará más de tres veces los 77 kilómetros de su análogo en Panamá. Pasará a través del Gran Lago Cocibolca y de sus afluentes, la zona de libre comercio en Brito, por el complejo turístico en San Lorenzo y el aeropuerto en Rivas, uniendo dos puertos en el Pacífico y el Caribe.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Deal reached resolving Panama Canal row

A row over $1.6 billion in cost overruns on construction to widen the Panama Canal has been resolved, the parties said Friday, ensuring completion of the massive project.

The Panama Canal Authority and the consortium "Grupo Unidos por el Canal" (GUPC) announced "a final agreement in principle" after intense talks to resolve a two-month-long standoff.

"The plan here is that we would enter into commercial operations in January 2016," said Jorge Quijano, the canal administrator.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ξαφνικό «στοπ» στην επέκταση της Διώρυγας του Παναμά. -Λόγω διαφωνιών με την κοινοπραξία που έχει αναλάβει το έργο

Οι εργασίες για την επέκταση της Διώρυγας του Παναμά, ενός από τους πλέον σημαντικούς κόμβους της παγκόσμιας ναυσιπλοΐας, διεκόπησαν ξαφνικά την Τετάρτη.

Η διακοπή ήρθε σαν αποτέλεσμα της κατάρρευσης των συνομιλιών μεταξύ της Αρχής της Διώρυγας του Παναμά και της διεθνούς κοινοπραξίας υπό ισπανική ηγεμονία, η οποία έχει αναλάβει το έργο.

Οι δύο πλευρές διαφωνούν ως προς το ποιος θα αναλάβει την ευθύνη για τις υπερβάσεις στο κόστος του έργου, οι οποίες φθάνουν το 1,2 δισεκατομμύρια ευρώ.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Canal de Panama: les travaux seront menés à bien quoiqu'il arrive....

En dépit d'un conflit financier qui oppose le gestionnaire de la voie et le consortium en charge du chantier, les travaux d'élargissement se réaliseront bien, a affirmé samedi l'administrateur du Canal. 

Les travaux d'élargissement du Canal de Panama se réaliseront malgré le conflit financier opposant le gestionnaire de la voie et le consortium chargé d'une importante partie du chantier, qui menace de suspendre ses opérations lundi, a affirmé samedi l'administrateur du canal Jorge Quijano.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Un nouveau canal pourrait bientôt concurrencer celui de Panama

Le président du Nicaragua Daniel Ortega et le magnat chinois Wang Jing ont déclaré samedi que les travaux de construction d'un canal interocéanique à travers le Nicaragua devraient débuter fin 2014.
"Le gouvernement nicaraguayen et le groupe HKND sont heureux de confirmer que les travaux de construction du canal débuteront comme prévu en décembre 2014", ont déclaré les deux hommes dans un bref communiqué.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Spanish minister in Panama to end US$1.6b canal row

PANAMA CITY: A Spanish cabinet minister launched mediation efforts in Panama on Monday to resolve a US$1.6 billion dispute threatening to halt the expansion of the Central American nation's vital canal.
Public Works Minister Ana Pastor held separate meetings with Panama's president and executives of the Spanish-led consortium that has threatened to stop the project this month unless local authorities pay for the massive cost overruns.
After the two meetings, Pastor said the Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) consortium wanted to negotiate a way out of the impasse.
"The commitment of GUPC is to resolve everything within the contract and for that reason they will sit down for dialogue," she said.
"We are trying to reach an agreement that will be good for everybody," Pastor said after talks with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.

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