Panama to Build New Water Treatment Plant

President Ricardo Martinelli stated that a new water treatment plant will be built in the Eastern area of Panama City.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The president's statements come after a water supply crisis occurred in Panama City, as a result of heavy rains last December which affected the Alajuela Lake, the main water supply for the Chilibre water treatment plant.

"We will do another water treatment plant in Panama City near the Bayano River to supply water to the entire Eastern Panama area and not rely solely on Lake Madden (Alajuela) and the Chilibre water treatment plant," said the president.

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The Varela administration is considering granting a concession for the production of drinking water in the Lake Bayano reserve and developing the Indian River watershed.

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Panama: Plans to Expand Water Treatment Plant

September 2015

Specifications are being prepared for the launch of a tender in January 2016 for works to expand daily capacity of a water by 10 million gallons at the treatment plant in the district of Panama.

The project being run by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) aims to increase the capacity of the Chilibre plant in the district of Panama, in order to increase the pressure and coverage and can even "...

Panama to Buy Water Purification Plants

January 2015

Preparations are being made for February of the specifications of the tender to build and expand water treatment plants in Santiago, Veraguas and in different areas of the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste.

At the moment conditions are being revised including the specifications for the tender and it is hoped that it will be published on the purchasing website in February.

Panama: Tender for Infrastructure Works in Veraguas

November 2014

The government has approved for 2015 a tender for the construction of a sewage network and water treatment plant, roads and housing projects in various cities in the province.

From a statement issued by the Government of the Republic of Panama:

During the session of the Cabinet Council held in the District of Mariato province of Veraguas, the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez announced an agenda of projects that the government will develop in this province, to ensure the population has access to drinking water, basic sanitation and safe neighborhoods with decent housing, recreational areas and paved roads.

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