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$15 Million in Roads to be Built in Panama

Posted 10 December 2021

CentralAmericaData's "Commercial Feasibility Studies" provides an up-to-date list of public and private construction projects that have submitted Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) to the respective institutions in each country.

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"Construction of different roads in Bocas del Toro for a length of 13 thousand kilometers, in addition to including subway drainage along the sections, construction of bus stop booths, sidewalks, among other specifications, the work will be carried out in the following locations.

* Quebrada Pinzón with 11.77 km.
- Pinzón Creek 4.83 km.
- Quebrada Pinzón - Quebrada Pueblo branch road 4.7 km.
- Quebrada Pinzón - Quebrada Platano branch road 2.24 km.
* Rehabilitation of internal streets of Almirante 1.729 km.

The work requires the design, construction and financing of the roads.

Consult the construction platform."

CentralAmericaData has information on planned construction projects in all Central American countries, with details such as estimated investment, project timing and phases, inputs and equipment that will be required during and after construction, water treatment, parking structure, among others.



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Defective roads fault of budget not incompetence  - Minister


Rafael Sabonge.

Posted 28/09/2022

Questions about the poor state of the streets in Panama dominated the summons to the plenary of the National Assembly of The Minister of Public Works, Rafael Sabonge, on Tuesday, September 27. He told deputies that the cornerstone in the defective road network is caused by the lack of a budget, not incompetence.

The deputies stressed that in the answers there was no justification for an almost invisible task but he argued that the responsibility falls on the Ministry of Economy and Finance for the cuts.

He said that throughout  Panama there are 20,000 km of roads, which requires resources for the next fiscal year of $42 million, but only $5 million was recommended.

On the issue of damage to vehicles and physical injuries, given the concerns of the legislative body, he said that those affected must appear in person at the Legal Department of the entity to proceed to file a lawsuit.

The appearance of Sabonge who was accompanied by about 8 collaborators, was to answer a 16-question questionnaire.

The head of the MOP maintained that 69.4% of the budget has been executed, including the capital transfer, despite the problems of the Covid-19 pandemic that hit public finances.

Regarding the Corredor de las Playas, he said that the scope of the structure was reduced. Its value is a $158 million investment and he specified that since Monday the teams have been mobilized to continue with the project. On turnkey plans, he assured that nothing has been disbursed in his administration, but they are advancing in that program such as the highway in Vacamonte, Almirante-Bocas del Toro street, Ocú-Las Minas street, the Bridge over the Bayano River, among others.


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Business and union leaders condemn poor state of highways

Posted 16/10/2022

Business and union leaders are united on the poor state of the highways s in various parts of the country, which they say affects the logistics hub that is a key part of the country's economy.

The business and union leaders spoke on this issue after a video circulated on social networks on Sunday morning, where a container was detached from a truck after falling into a "hole" as a result of the poor condition of the roads.

The Panama Maritime Chamber, on its social networks, asked the authorities to solve the problem as soon as possible.

The former president of the Chamber of Commerce, José Ramón Icaza, said: "This is the reality that carriers live, affecting the movement of Atlantic-Pacific transshipment containers and local cargo, affecting competitiveness and image of the country".

Hugo Torrijos Dajer, a member of the Association of Panamanian Shipowners and Secretary of COEL, also spoke, calling for a solution to the problem.

"We cannot continue to normalize the terrible state of the streets, much less in a country where the Logistics Hub is a key part of the economy. This is the dilemma that carriers face on a daily basis and one of the reasons for the increase in prices of many products", he said.


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