HKND chairman Wang Jing said the success of the $40bn project is based on the US shale gas revolution, which is seen leading to bigger tankers that exceed the Panama Canal's capacity.
HKND has been talking to banks and financial institutions and has had preliminary contact with large companies, including those from the energy sector, Wang said.
Wang also clarified that HKND would be doing all the fund raising for the project without any investment from the Nicaraguan government or the Chinese government.
While HKND's stake may change depending on the composition of potential investors, he insisted its holding would be significant enough to maintain a controlling stake.
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