Panama may invest $350 million in Atlantic Highway

The construction of the highway, baptized by the MOP as the Gran Costanera, would connect the Colon and Bocas del Toro provinces.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) plans to build a highway connecting the Colon and Bocas del Toro provinces.
The infrastructure, which would be the core communication of the north of the country, would be 230 kilometers long and connect Miguel de la Borda, in Colon, to Rambala, in Bocas del Toro. The project would require an investment of 350 million dollars and its execution would last up to three years.

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Panama Plans Chiriquí - Bocas Highway

July 2009

It would start in Puerto Armuelles (in the Pacific), and go through David and Boquete to end in Bocas del Toro, in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Public Works Ministry (MOP), is analyzing the project that would join both provinces, which would be equal to a "Dry Canal".

Federico Suárez, head of the Ministry, told "It is a well thought highway, that will comply with all ecological parameters, but connecting the two provinces. The government has to evaluate the route..."

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The Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) plans to build 200 km of new roads in 2009 and to provide maintenance for close to 10 thousand additional kilometers.

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Proposals to build a 50.6 km expansion of the Inter-American highway range between $75 and $182 million.

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Panama: Losses of $ 168 Million in Infrastructure

January 2011

Last December´s rain left losses in infrastructure, housing, education and health centers.

Damage to road infrastructure in the eastern provinces of Panama, Colon, Darien and Chiriqui, Bocas del Toro and Cocle amounted to $ 150 million.

"The climate phenomenon not only destroyed part of the road network in Panama, it also damaged homes, so the Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) will have to invest $ 10 million in a contingency fund," stated the article in

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