Date for the inaugural transit in the canal expansion

The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority ( ACP ), Jorge Luis Quijano announced that the third set of locks will be opened on Sunday 26 June . The inauguration will be invited 70 leaders of different countries, including the US President , Barack Obama. In this regard , the President of the Republic , Juan Carlos Varela , said the chancellor and vice president of the Republic , Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado , will have the task of organizing the presence of these agents. Source: Prensa