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Panama: Panama Canal completion enters final stages01:22

Panama: Panama Canal completion enters final stages

Panama, Panama Canal
June 22, 2015 at 18:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Engineers started flooding the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, Monday, less than two weeks after a similar operation was carried out on the Atlantic side. The project, which will see the canal enlarged, now stands at 89 percent of completion.

The corporation in charge of designing and building the project, Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), said they will take water from the Miraflores Lake which is one level lower than the Gatun Lake. The canal is expected to be operational by April 2016.

Panama: Panama Canal completion enters final stages01:22
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Engineers started flooding the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, Monday, less than two weeks after a similar operation was carried out on the Atlantic side. The project, which will see the canal enlarged, now stands at 89 percent of completion.

The corporation in charge of designing and building the project, Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), said they will take water from the Miraflores Lake which is one level lower than the Gatun Lake. The canal is expected to be operational by April 2016.

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