In the last ten years 71,000 hectares less were planted, and in only the last five years, food imports increased by 25%.
The food growing area in Panama has decreased by 70,687 hectares in the last 10 years and in the last five, food imports have risen by 25%, emphasizing the failure to meet the domestic demand for rice, corn, beans and other grains, according to a report by the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).
Work on the 15.8 km metro line 1 is 94% complete, and it is projected to be operational in February 2014.
The system will be 15.8 kilometers long, with twelve stations and its current cost is $1.8 billion.
Elsiglo.com reports: "... the Secretary of the Metro, Roberto Roy, confirmed an addendum to build a station in the area of El Ingenio, in Betania, and extending 2.1 kilometers of elevated section from Station Los Andes to San Isidro, San Miguelito, is with the Comptroller pending approval. "
The agreement will allow Air France to start three weekly direct flights between the capitals of the two countries in November.
Elsiglo.com reports: "The agreement was signed by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, from France, and Panamanian Foreign Minister, Fernando Nunez Fabrega at the Palace Quai D'Orsay in Paris, home of the French Foreign Ministry, as part of the tour that the Panamanian foreign minister is conducting in Europe ".
The Tourism Authority has destined $2.2 million to promote the country in the next edition of FITUR, from January 30 to February 3, in Madrid, Spain.
Looking to attract tourists from the European market, the Panamanian will be made up of fifteen companies representatives from the hospitality sector, tour operators, travel agencies and the airline Copa.
More than 42,000 people attended the event, during which there were transactions worth $270 million.
In an article in Elsiglo.com Gabriel Diez, president of the Organizing Committee of CAPAC Expo Habitat 2012, reported that this amount will be added to by transactions taking place "throughout the year thanks to the contacts made during the show."
The use of digital signatures scheduled to begin this year is several months late and will not be implemented until February 2014.
Several factors are responsible for the delay, among which is the delay in the tendering act which had to be performed twice, said Hernando Carrasquilla, director of Public Registry. The company awarded the tender was the Spanish consortium Indra Sistemas.
Because of the difficulties caused by works on the Metro and the road realignment plan, containers with goods are not arriving in time to their destinations.
According to Hector Nunez, president of the Association of Freight Transportation in Panama (Atracapa), "for each late delivery carriers must pay a fine to the ports and shipping companies. When the goods are coming with cooling, the penalty is $75, while for other containers it is $50 per day.
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