Panama Canal Extension Contractors Deny Halting Work

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The Spanish building company, Sacyr, leading the expansion project on the Panama Canal has denied that work at the waterway has been halted despite word to the contrary by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports BBC News.

The Panama Canal Authority and the building companies involved are engaged in a dispute over who should foot $1.6bn (£1bn) in extra costs.

Citing remarks by president of Sacyr, Manuel Manrique, BBC News report that no date had been set for construction work to stop. However, work may eventually stop if the building companies run out of cash, but no such decision had been taken by the consortium.

The consortium is made up of Spain's Sacyr, Impregilo of Italy, Belgian firm Jan De Nul and Constructora Urbana, a Panamanian firm.

Source: BBC News

 

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