The Nicaragua project was announced earlier last year, but has not been firmed up since.
Now an article in Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "the news last week was reconfirmed by the Deputy Mayor of San Juan del Sur, Rivas Adelina, and a host of personalities from the Chambers of Tourism and the Government. Among them was the chief executive of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, Intur, Mario Salinas. Everyone was enthusiastic about the initiative."
The investment announced by Royal Caribbean in Nicaragua "includes the construction of a large pier in San Juan del Sur, plus a hotel, restaurants and shops that will provide a warmer welcome for cruise passengers."
The Venezuelan company Chambers Trading Enterprises Inc. will finance the construction of the new port of Aguadulce, in Panama, which will require an investment of $1.25 billion.
Work on the new port is planned to start in January 2014. "This week the governor of the province of Cocle, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, acting as legal representative of the project, signed the documents that give financial support to undertake the work", reported Prensa.com.
The Panama Maritime Authority is promoting the concession of two new ports on the Caribbean and one on the Atlantic, plus a shipyard in Colon.
The news was confirmed by Jorge Barakat Pitty, Deputy Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), who noted that "the three ports would be completely new and could be developed giving concession for the land and the sea bottom so entrepreneurs can develop the structure directly.”
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