Earn Nicaragua canal bill on naval and Central American Court ruling

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The condemnation of the Central American Court of Justice (CCJ) to Costa Rica for ecological damage in Nicaragua and approval in parliament of a law on the construction of a canal here, highlighted as news this week.

The Regional Court on Monday ordered prior to Costa Rica immediately suspend the construction of a road parallel to the Rio San Juan de Nicaragua for its serious effects on the ecosystem of the area.

The ruling recognizes that the neighboring country acted hastily, without consultation, unilateral and inappropriate and violated international commitments such as the Tegucigalpa Protocol and the Convention for the Conservation of Biodiversity and Protection of Wilderness Areas in Central America, among others.

The Court noted the absence of an environmental impact study and Costa Rica blamed for damage to the ecosystem shared with the river, which forms part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, also condemned the negative impact on flora and fauna.

In response, the Costa Rican government threatened to leave the Central American Integration System (SICA), shortly after President Laura Chinchilla said that to protest the decision of the CCJ must not attend a summit of presidents in the current semester.

Nicaragua will hold the six-month presidency of the regional body, meanwhile Nicaraguan environmental organizations won the case against Costa Rica requested support to President Daniel Ortega to certify the damage with more specialists.

Particularly suggested hiring a team of international experts, with expertise in the evaluation and counting of environmental damage to sue the Costa Rican Executive compensation for the damages caused by the construction of the road by the river San Juan.

Also this week Nicaragua’s parliament approved the bill on the creation of a canal in the country for its benefits to world trade, founded by the Legislative Committee on Infrastructure.

According to the chairman of that Committee, Jenny Martinez, the work aims to provide an alternative communication channel to the world and provide a source of development to the Nicaraguan people, sustainable and enduring, that will help eradicate poverty.

The legislature submitted the initiative of the Presidency of the Republic to a consultation period so that various institutions and organizations offer their comments and contributions.

The law establishing the Authority of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua, an institution that will represent the State and shall manage the investments necessary to carry out the work.

The project, with the approval of the Panama Canal Authority, offers great hope for economic and social development.

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