$90 Million for Panamanian Agriculture

From its $90 million budget, the Agriculture Ministry has earmarked $10 million for the cold chain program.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Such program intends to reduce losses caused by the lack of adequate conservation processes in the sector, explained Víctor Pérez, Agricultural Development minister.

"Most of the funds of the cold chain project will be used to improve existing infrastructure in Boquete, Volcán, Las Lajas and Azuero, as well as improving the capital city's farmers market ('Mercado de Abastos'). Special vehicles for food conservation will also be purchased", reports Prensa.com.

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Panama Tenders Cold Chain Logistics System for $90 million

June 2011

The Ministry of the Presidency is putting out to tender the design, construction and implementation of an integrated cold chain logistics system.

The purpose of the contract is to modernize the current system of collection and distribution of perishable food products in both production and consumption areas in the country.

Food Distribution Logistics Center

January 2012

As the final link in the Cold Chain, Mercapanamá may be used for agro-industrial processes for exports.

Acknowledging that the Food Market in Panama City does not have adequate infrastructure for marketing foods according to the best international standards, industry officials have decided to build a new center.

Changes to ‘La Chorrera‘ Public Market Tender

October 2011

The new contract includes both the public market for $10 million, and also the construction of the Abasto Market for $15 million.

Maitin Yessica, administrator of the Cold Chain informed companies involved that they may clarify aspects of the tender in the approval meeting scheduled for October 17, 2011.

Cold Chain Project Starts in Panamá

July 2009

The project that aims to reduce post harvest losses in Panama started with the creation of the Cold Chain Secretary.

In the first 100 days of the Ricardo Martinelli administration, the Secretary of the Cold Chain, who is still to be named, will have to present a proposal for the program.

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