of the new Panama Canal Locks
Panama Canal Expansion Info:
The Third Set of Locks Project is a mega project that
will expand the Panama Canal. The expansion will be greater
than at any time since the canal's construction. The Panama
Canal Authority proposed the project after years of study.
Panamanian President Martín Torrijos presented the plan on
April 24, 2006 and Panamanian citizens approved it in a
national referendum by 76.8% of votes on October 22, 2006.
The project will double the canal's capacity and allow more
You can find much more Information about the Panama
Canal Expansion Project right
here on the Official Panama Canal
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program consists in the construction of two new sets of
locks - one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic side of
the Canal. Each lock will have three chambers and each
chamber will have three water reutilization basins.
The program also entails the widening and deepening of
existing navigational channels in Gatun Lake and the
deepening of Culebra Cut.
In order to open a new 6.1 km-long access channel to connect
the Pacific locks and the Culebra Cut, five dry excavation
projects will be executed.
graphic on the new Panama Canal Locks.