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Prensa Latina: the Majority of Nicaraguans approve the construction of the Interoceanic Canal 2015-7-27 10:20

Managua, July 16 (Prensa Latina) 78.5 percent of the Nicaraguans approve the construction of the interoceanic canal, according to the results of the latest survey published today, carried out by the company M&R Consultores.

The survey reveals that, out of the total number, 59.8 percent of the people fully approve the construction and 18.7 percent approve in a partial way.

Also, 65.7 percent of the population consider it as a serious project and believe that it will become a reality if studies determine that it is feasible.

When asked whether they wish the project to become a reality, more than 70 percent of respondents answered affirmatively.

In the environmental area, 48.4 percent of the people hold the opinion that the waterway is an opportunity to restore and preserve the Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America.

50.1 percent believe that it will be beneficial for owners of properties located along the route.

The canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, starting its work from last December, will be 278 kilometers long according to official data.

Its total cost is valued at 50 billion dollars and the construction is expected to take five years.

Besides the waterway itself, there will also be construction of an airport, several roads, a free trade zone, several tourist resorts and two ports, one on the Pacific side and one in the Atlantic.

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