Sunday, June 26, 2016

#Panama - Thousands attend inauguration of enlarged Canal: euronews (in English)

Published on 26 Jun 2016
After nine years of construction work, the enlarged Panama Canal has been officially inaugurated.

A huge Chinese container ship passed through the strip of water as thousands of people looked on.

The country's president was among the dignitaries present to celebrate the event.

The enlargement multiplies the canal's capacity by three and is designed to boost trade between the USA and Asia - and divert trade from its competitor the Suez canal.

Already the 102-year-old canal carries five percen…

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