Tourists will be able to rent GPS devices at Tocumen International Airport, which will assist them in reaching Panama’s touristic destinations.
This initiative also comprises completing the country’s road sign infrastructure, currently at an inadequate state, recognized Salomón Samah, head of the authority, who assured that the entire country will boast proper road signs within two years.
After declaring the first tender void, customs authorities have announced that they will re launch the tender for electronic road tax discs containing GPS devices.
It is expected that by the end of February electronic "marchamo" or road tax disc will be re-tendered. Among the requirements for the bidders is the ability to install the system in the Tax Administration and to have experience in customs, logistics and GPS equipment..
Authorities intend to monitor fishing boats via GPS devices.
The initiative is part of a program fostering responsible fishing, and could be implemented in the first half of 2010.
"Sector authorities want fishermen to adhere to the program by reaching an agreement between all involved parties. If this is not possible, the program will be made compulsory via an executive decree", reported Nacion.com.
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