The mega-project on the Panama Canal Expansion continues to speed up as it moves closer to completion.
A video footage released by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is showing an aerial view of Agua Clara Locks in the Atlantic side of the waterway.
With the filling of the new locks, the deliberate and methodical phase of compliance and operational testing for the project continues.
The three dams adjacent to the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks were completed in August. These dams are essential to the completion of the new locks project since the water level in the navigational channel of the expanded canal will increase by nine meters.
The video footage also shows that dredging works are progressing on the removal of the strip of land separating the new Cocoli Locks from the Pacific Ocean and Agua Clara locks from the Atlantic.