Environmental Impact Study for Panamanian Metro

The Metro Secretary reported that as of yesterday, November 25th, public consultation began for the study.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The process will include public forums in Panama City.

The process began after the National Environmental Authority (ANAM), through resolution 142-1911-10, admitted that project EIA Line 1 meets minimum requirements.

Public consultation will last for 20 working days from the last publication in national newspapers and municipal publications directly related to the project, according to Decree 123 of August 14, 2009.

During this period of time, the document will be available for public consultation in the offices of the Metropolitan Government of ANAM in Panama City and the Documentation Center of this institution located in Albrook, Building No. 804. Hours of operation will be 9:00 to 15:00 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm). In addition, a digital version is available on the following website:


The Metro Line 1 project in Panama is the establishment of a modern system of electric transportation rails, with an approximate length of 13.7 km, distance which should be covered in approximately 25 minutes and with an initial capacity to mobilize 15.000 passengers per hour, round trip.

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