Expansion in Panama´s Coastal Highway

With an underground tunnel which would connect Avenida Balboa and Avenida de los Poetas the third phase of the coastal strip would be completed.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"In the project statement, published yesterday in Panama Compra, the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) said that 'the studies resulted in solving the interconnection with an underpass and a tunnel which would go under the area of El Chorrillo," published Prensa.com.

Federico Jose Suarez, head of the Ministry of Public Works, pointed out when introducing the road reorganization plan for the capital, that bidders for the project could present different proposals.

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Coastal Strip Inaugurated in Panama

June 2009

The inauguration of the $189 million road project is set for the weekend of June 27th and 28th.

According to Laestrella.com.pa, the opening date of the Coastal Strip of Panama was published in the newspaper La Prensa, where the Minister of Transportation and Public Works (MOP acronym in Spanish) said that everything was prepared for this weekend.

Panama: Expansion of Coastal Strip Continues

July 2011

The Electoral Tribunal has declared invalid a measure to conduct a referendum to decide on the project.

The construction of the third phase of the coastal strip will continue on the schedule initially established, explained the Minister for Public Works, Federico Suarez.

Panama in Agreement with Unesco Over Roads in Casco Antiguo

June 2011

The Minister of Public Works has announced that the interconnection works between the Balboa and Los Poetas roads will have the consent of Unesco.

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), is considering including Panama in the list of countries with ‘Heritage in Danger’ due to the lack of technical and feasibility studies to ensure that the construction of the third phase of the Cinta Costera will not affect Casco Antiguo and Panama Viejo.

Panama: Companies Bid for Maintaining Green Areas

February 2010

6 companies submitted bids for maintaining public green areas in the Coastal Belt of Panama City.

They are "Generales Aventura S.A.", "Trebol Services Inc.", "Geoforestal S.A.", "Tecno Jardín", "Constructora Urbana S.A." and "Asociación Accidental Cinta Costera Management".

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