Heavy Hand of the Mayor of Panama City

So far this year 150 constructions have been suspended for violating local regulations.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

An article in Laestrella.com.pa reports on the auditing activities of the Municipality of Panama: "So far this year, the Mayor of Panama has suspended 150 constructions that do not meet established standards and have attended to about 400 complaints regarding works that do not meet the rules", said the mayor Roxana Mendez.

The mayor also noted that "in the second half of last year there were 15,000 fines, while this year the figures is 17,500 for fines made by inspectors and magistrates."

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