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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:36 AM
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Panamanians back canal expansion

Voters in Panama have overwhelmingly approved an ambitious project to expand the country's famous shipping canal.

In a nationwide referendum, people voted by a margin of four to one to back the $5.2bn plan, which involves building a new channel and new locks.

Many modern container ships are too large for the 50-mile (80km) canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic.

The government hopes the scheme, which will double the canal's capacity, will help lift the nation out of poverty.
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