With regards to the current contract the Minister of the Presidency, Demetrio Papadimitriu, explained that it is null and void because it was awarded by the Mayor´s office and current legislation stipulates that the power to award such contracts lies with the Ministry of Public Works (MOP ), reported Pa-digital.com.pa.
The minister added that EUPAN can in effect participate in the future process.
The Urban Equipment company of Panama, SA (EUPAN) will carry out the study, design, construction, supply and installation of "pay zones" for users of the Metro Bus transportation system
A press release from the Presidency of the Republic of Panama reads:
The Minister of the Presidency, Jimmy Papadimitriu reported that the Transit and Land Transport Authority (ATTT) has contracted, by a special procedure, the Urban Equipment company of Panama, SA (EUPAN) to handle the study, design, construction, supply and installation of "pay zones" for users of the new Metro Bus transport system in the districts of Panama and San Miguelito.
The Ministry of Public Works concessions the design, construction and supply of 500 Metro Bus stops.
The Ministry of Public Works Public will tender the right to supply, install, maintain, preserve, develop, manage, use, usufruct, repair, replace, improve, build and operate 500 bus stops with the following characteristics:
The Colombian company, Conconcreto, has announced an investment of $25 million to build the project.
The new bus terminal will have capacity to serve two million passengers a month, and will be built by Conconcreto and the company Servicios Para Centrales, originally from Guatemala, which will provide the remaining 50% of the investment ($25 million).
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