2014-02-26/Why the Plan to Dig a Canal Across Nicaragua Could Be a Very Bad Idea

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Exactly where the money to build the canal will come from is another mystery, as is the role, if any, the Chinese government will play. Wang Jing has denied that the government is involved in the project, as have government officials. But some analysts suspect otherwise.


AuthorGreg Miller +
Page typeLink +
SiteWired +
SummaryBy the end of this year, if a Chinese entr
By the end of this year, if a Chinese entrepreneur gets his way, digging will begin on a waterway that would stretch roughly 180 miles across Nicaragua to unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Giant container ships capable of carrying consumer electronics by the millions (or T-shirts by the billions) could begin making the passage by 2019, according to the most optimistic projections.
ording to the most optimistic projections. +
Thing typeArticle +
TitleWhy the Plan to Dig a Canal Across Nicaragua Could Be a Very Bad Idea +
Title/shortWhy the Plan to Dig a Canal Across Nicaragua Could Be a Very Bad Idea +
TopicNicaragua +, Transparency +, Environment +, Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Group + and Environmental Resources Management +
When postedFebruary 26, 2014 +
URL
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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/nicaragua-canal/ +