Commencement of Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal
Government of Nicaragua, the Grand Canal Commission and HKND group jointly held the commencement ceremony of the Interoceanic Grand Canal of Nicaragua at the House of the People in the capital city of Managua at 6pm local time on December 22, 2014. Comandante Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua and Mr. Wang Jing, Chairman and CEO of HKND Group delivered key-note speeches at the conference.
President Ortega said that this important project would bring great benefits to this country and Latin America, and stressed that all work was carried out in such a responsible, efficient and rigorous manner that the whole nation had had a great sense of security. HE the President also assured all Nicaraguans that there would not be anyone affected negatively during the construction of the Canal because every individual affected would receive fair compensation for their land, and would enjoy the commercial value of the project. Finally he said that this project belongs to Nicaragua, to America and the world.
Mr. Wang gave a passionate speech. He said, “With roar of the truck traversing time and space, the century-old dream has become a reality. It carries Nicaraguans’ happiness and bright future, embodies our painstaking efforts and will change the status of maritime trade. It’s true that we have encountered many challenges such as environmental protection, resettlement, technology, machinery, capital, legality, politics, experience and team-building, but under the full support of President of Nicaragua and relevant government departments, and with the concerted efforts of world-class companies and scientists from countries like the US, UK, Belgium, Australia and China, and esp. with the overall understanding recognition and support of Nicaraguans, we have made the milestone commencement with full confidence.
He also pointed out that during the past decades, China had accumulated much valuable experience and a large number of highly competitive infrastructure companies have emerged. The ancestral mark remains in the blood and the heart of Chinese companies. Chinese companies will create the maritime silk road of the 21st century and contribute greatly to the world in the new era. He said that HKND group would make scientific planning, organize well and work steadfastly, and devote to the construction wholeheartedly with responsibility to Nicaraguan people, the history and the future.
Finally he announced HKND’s work plan and the charity plan of 2015. The speeches brought the house down.
Prior to that, special guests and national and international media, and the 200 Nicaraguan construction workers had participated and witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony of start-up project at Tola, Rivas. The renovated access road will have the function of facilitating the transportation of large machinery and equipment required for the construction of the port and the lock.
Key-note speech by Mr. Wang Jing, Chairman and CEO of HKND Group
Key-note speech by Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Canal Start-up Project
Chairman Wang Jing announces the commencement of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua Project
The Nicaraguan people celebrate joyfully the beginning of the construction of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua