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 Pa-digital.com.
With the presence of President Ricardo Martinelli the Ocean Reef Islands project was launched.
Commercialization of residential areas at economic area Panama Pacífico will start on January 2010.
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.
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.
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