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Panama Canal Authority hosting world infrastructure congress

Journal Of Commerce

The Panama Canal Authority will host its first-ever best practices Engineering and Infrastructure Congress.

Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal, recently made the announcement.

Convening this congress is an effort to share best practices and detailed, practical, hands-on experience related to managing a significant infrastructure project.

Occurring April 18-20, 2012 in Panama City, Panama, the congress will convene world-renowned experts in geotechnical, electrical, structural and civil engineering. In addition, it will showcase infrastructure projects from around the world and update attendees on the progress of the Canal Expansion Program.

The congress will provide updated information on all of the elements of expansion, including financing.

Three tracks comprised of engineering best practices, world infrastructure projects and future engineering trends will round out the agenda for the first two days. Participants will visit the canal expansion sites and see the work firsthand.

Panamanian government officials will provide information on projects in Panama including the Biodiversity Museum designed by Frank Gehry, the local subway (Metro de Panama) and the coastal road (Cinta Costera).

At the international level, engineers will speak about lock design experience, planning prerequisites for successful projects and the latest design technology.

Canal expansion involves building a new lane of traffic along the waterway through the construction of a new set of locks, which will allow more traffic and double capacity.


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