Panama Canal Expansion 91.3% advance recorded


A quarterly report Panama Canal recorded 91.3% of overall progress in the expansion project until 30 June.

The report details that have been achieved milestones such as filling the locks and the first tests of the gates. Also reveals 90% of progress in the project design and construction of new locks, the main component of the work, according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

During the most recent quarter, the project succeeded in filling the new locks of Agua Clara in the Atlantic and Cocolí in the Pacific. Test opening and closing of the gate number eight locks of Agua Clara also started and in May at least 70 thousand people had the opportunity to tour the Pacific locks before filling.

This report is the 35th prepared by the ACP pursuant to Law 28 of July 17, 2006 and was referred to the Executive Branch, the National Assembly, the Comptroller General of the Republic and members of the Ad-hoc Committee, created to monitor the progress of the work.



Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado