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Panama may take over canal work amid row

Standstill: A consortium of contractors in charge of the expansion work has threatened to suspend work by Jan 20 unless the PCA paid US$1.6 billion in cost overruns. But PCA has rejected that demand. - PHOTO: AFP

[PANAMA CITY] The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) said on Tuesday it might take over a key part of the waterway's expansion if the consortium in charge of the project makes good on a threat to suspend work. PCA chief Jorge Quijano told reporters the remaining work, which could be taken over as