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Panama gets last floodgates for canal expansion

The floodgates will regulate water levels in the canal's new set of locks. They were built by Italian steelmaker Cimolai.

Colon, Panama

THE final four floodgates that will be used to expand the Panama Canal have arrived from Italy, putting the behind-schedule, over-budget project on track for completion in early 2016.

Panama, which relies on the canal for about US$1 billion a year in revenue, is