Nicaragua was considering the construction of its own canal, until Panama beat them to it, however once again the rumours of a Nicaraguan Canal are surfacing, with countries such as China, Russia, Brazil, and Japan, willing to invest $30 billion in order to develop another route between the Atlantic and Pacific. The Nicaraguan government hopes that the waterway will promote foreign investment and development in the country, which is the second poorest in the Americas, after Haiti.
Eden Pastor, the leader of the project, has said that his team has “had talks with Japan, China, Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and South Korea and everyone is interested” in contributing to the $30 billion plan.
On Tuesday the Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, submitted a draft bill for consideration which detailed six potential routes for the new canal, one of which would pass through the San Juan river on the border of Costa Rica.
At the moment the Panama Canal is in the middle of a $5.25 billion project designed to expand its size and allow for larger ships, but the Nicaraguan Canal will be built even wider and deeper in order to accommodate the largest ships that wish to pass through...