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After months of public consultations with various stakeholders and a comprehensive study on how to manage and mitigate impact on the environment, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has received a seal of approval from the National Environmental Authority of Panama (ANAM), for the environmental impact study (EIA) on the construction of the third set of locks project.

EIA approval for Panama’s third set of locks project

The study entailed analysing baseline information and extensive data obtained by the ACP, identifying and evaluating potential impacts, and formulating a Community Participation Plan and an Environmental Management Plan (EMP). Both the EIA and the EMP will be included in the specifications package for the construction of the new locks.

The ACP and ANAM both agreed to monitor the developments of the construction of the third set of locks and ensure that the environmental impact study guidelines are followed accordingly.