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英语新闻:巴拿马希望扩建运河

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Panama hopes to sail into “First World” by enlarging its waterway

巴拿马希望通过扩建运河驶入“第一世界”国家之列

The first efforts to build the Panama Canal (巴拿马运河) were made more than 120 years ago. Now an attempt is being made to launch (v. 发动,发起) a vast venture (n 冒险) which could carve (v ) a new lane through the country and catapult (vt. 突然把……捧出名) Panama from “the third world to the first” in the space of less than a decade. The moves to expand the canal are due to the vast increase in trade and the size of container vessels now transporting goods. President Torrijos has warned, “If we do not meet competitive service, other routes will emerge that will replace ours.” The project is cost at $5.25 billion. According to Samuel Lewis Navarro, the Panamanian vice-president and foreign minister, the project could start as soon as next year.http://www.ryedu.net

巴拿马运河的建成是现代工程史上的一个壮举。然而,人们对此次扩建却褒贬不一。支持者们主张:扩建运河将在一定程度上解决这个贫困国家的痼疾(巴拿马40%的人口生活在贫困线以下)。反对者们则认为这项举措过于冒险,它将产生的环境、经济和社会风险都是不可估量的。

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