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Panama’s “Venice” To Be Flood Free By March 2019


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Panama’s “Venice”  flood free in March

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The renewal of Via Argentina is 55% advanced and could be completed in March said the  Panama Mayor’s Office at a Friday, September  21 press conference.

It will be too late for some businesses that have already closed their doors, while others have seen a major turndown in customer activity.

The once popular boulevard crammed with restaurants has been labeled Via  Venecia  (Venice)on social media following regular flooding during rainfall.

The current  mayor Raisa Banfield standing in for Jose Isobel Blandon, who has stepped aside  as he bids to be the Panamenista presidential candidate, explained that they are changing and separating the storm drainage  and sanitary system include changing the current diameter of the pipes and when completed the flooding problem will be solved, by which time she will be well into her campaign to be the city’s next mayor.



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City hall admits mistakes in construction projects

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City Hall, headed by acting mayor Raisa Banfield continues its efforts to soothe residents and businesses in and around the long-delayed construction projects on Via Argentina and Calle Uruguay that have led to closed businesses.

The representative of Bella Vista, Ricardo Domínguez, accompanied by Banfield have finally admitted that both projects are at least two months behind schedule,  but lay the blame on the month-long construction strike.

Dominguez explained that infrastructures were over  50 years old and caused problems, such as floods and pressure changes in the pipes of the buildings.

In addition, in a citizen consultation, there was a great acceptance for the creation of a public space in Einstein Square, in El Cangrejo.

Andrés Bello Park is expected to be inaugurated again between October 31 and November 15.

Meanwhile, acting mayor, Banfield, said that there is a great ignorance about the integral project that is being carried out.

She said that this is an infrastructure work that integrates pedestrian mobility, the residences, and businesses in V Via Argentina.

“Without excusing our mistakes, we had to reinforce inspections to finish these works so that  Argentina be a model for the capital city, ” she said.



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