“Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.” ~Japanese Proverb.
The Proposed Route of the Nicaraguan Canal
I may be naïve, but I subscribe to the idea that nobody is making strategic decisions about the Nicaraguan Canal Project. I’ve followed the Nicaraguan Canal Project for two years, now. The talk is grand, but the transparency surrounding the canal is nonexistent.
I know very little about the Nicaraguan Canal Project, even after extensive research. Who is Wang Jing? Who is really running the show? What is the environmental impact and where is the research? Is this grand canal project really going to happen? Who are the investors?
I’ve read all the latest conspiracy theories and the more research I do, the more questions I have. It’s like digging with a needle. Before I picture our oasis of peace turning into a scene out of Mad Max: Thunderdome, I would really appreciate a little transparency.
Looking at the map, the margin of impact affects almost half of Ometepe Island. The canal will practically be in our front yard. I can’t even begin to imagine what will happen to our Biosphere Reserve, the environmental impact on many fragile ecosystems, the loss of indigenous people’s homeland, and the displacement of thousands of people, livestock, farmland, and homes.
Here is a link to an article More Questions over the Economy of the Canal. It is in Spanish, but asks the same questions we are all wondering and it explains the cost of the canal and who will really profit from the canal. It sure isn’t Nicaragua.
Will it really happen and at what cost? Your guess is as good as mine.
At what cost? I’d really like to know.