Filling of Artificial Panamanian Islands Begins

Two artificial islands will be located between the grounds of the former Marcos A. Gelabert Airport and the ATLAPA Convention Center.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The project, which was awarded to the ICA-Panama company, is part of a contract signed with the State in 1996 to "design, build, maintain and operate the expressway, which also included the transfer of 29.5 acres of the then Marcos Gelabert de Paitilla Airport," according to an Article in

Engineer Alfredo Alemán of the Los Pueblos Group, designated developer of the project by ICA, indicated to the media that the project would generate more than 760 jobs among different specialties.

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Artificial Islands in the Caribbean of Nicaragua

October 2015

It has been announced that nine islands with a diameter of 80 meters will be constructed, all of them in Bluefields Bay, in order to generate tourism in the area.

Authorities at the National Port Company announced that they will also be carrying out dredging work in the bay so that boats up to six meters deep can enter there.

Panama: $ 300 million Ocean Reef Islands Project

October 2010

With the presence of President Ricardo Martinelli the Ocean Reef Islands project was launched.

Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA), contractor and builder Grupo Los Pueblos developer of Punta Pacific Islands, will invest approximately $ 300 million.

Martinelli considered this project visionary as the investment is purely Panamanian capital (approximately $ 300 million) and allows to project confidence to other investors, domestic and foreign, to continue to position Panama as a nation with first world infrastructure.

Residential Commercialization starts in Panama Pacífico

December 2009

Commercialization of residential areas at economic area Panama Pacífico will start on January 2010.

125 duplex residences will be built in the first stage, out of the total 20.000 planned for the project.

"Construction of the first buildings in the industrial area started in November. They are storage centers or 'flexi-warehouses' for corporate usage".

ICA to build artificial islands in Panama

May 2008

ICA Panamá, the local unit of Mexico's leading constructor ICA, is planning the US$140 million development of two artificial islands off Punta Pacífica.

The project will require 4 million cubic meters of infill, equivalent to two of the Egyptian pyramids, said Diego Hernández, chief executive of ICA Panamá.

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