Singapore asks Panama to improve infrastructure

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Singapore said the the requests were made by companies from their country which are already operating in Panama.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

After three years of a FTA with Singapore, companies from that country are report "excellent experiences" but also point to the need for "Panama to improve its infrastructure in order to be more competitive, and for the local labor force to have better training and orientation."

Singapore's Minister of Industry and Commerce said that since March 2006 when the agreement was signed, bilateral relations have improved, especially "services" and "investments". However, "of course" there is still much to do, he said.

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Summit on Infrastructure and Capital Projects

November 2013

The event organized by Latin Markets will be held in Panama from 28th to 29th of January 2014.

The event, organized by Latin Markets, will include the participation of 60 experts in the field, who will talk about how companies can participate in the development of dozens of key infrastructure projects in the region.

Chinese Developer Analyzes Projects in Honduras

May 2013

Chinese investors have announced the possibility of opening of an office for the study of infrastructure development projects in the country.

From a press release from the Presidency of the Government of Honduras:

Representatives of the China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), met on Monday evening with President Pepe Lobo, to whom they showed their appreciation for the warm invitation to explore infrastructure development projects in the country and who expressed their interest in a portfolio of projects that are listed in the country.

China Examines Infrastructure Projects in Costa Rica

December 2011

Experts on railways, ports, transport and highways are undertaking inspections of projects as part of the cooperation agreement signed between both countries.

A press release from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport reads:

About 20 Chinese experts on railways, ports, airports, transport and roads came to Costa Rica on Sunday and conducted inspections throughout the country as part of a cooperation agreement signed between China and Costa Rica in material infrastructure.

How to Slice Up a $13 Billion Cake

September 2011

Odebrecht from Brazil and FCC from Spain are the main guests at the table serving billionaire contracts that attract companies from around the world.

The Brazilian company Norberto Odebrecht consortium with the Spanish FCC have been awarded projects such as the Metro in Panama for $1,452 million.

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