Panama: Businessmen Ask for Adjustment to Electricity Rates

The business association of Chiriquí has asked for an adjustment in the prices of electricity, considering that this province and Bocas del Toro generate 60% of the energy produced in the country.

Friday, February 6, 2015

From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Chiriqui (CAMCHI):

The meeting on the rise in electricity prices realized held with Roberto Meana, director general of the Authority for Public Services (ASEP), along with representatives from the various productive sectors at the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Chiriqui (CAMCHI ), the governor of the province of Chiriqui, Hugo Mendez and representatives of the Board of the Hospital Materno Infantil Jose Domingo De Obaldia, developed an extensive debate which brought up interesting proposals to mitigate the impact of rising energy costs in the region, taking into account that between Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro 60% of the country's electricity is produced.

Abdel Torres, president of CAMCHI, requested a review of tariffs and the misnamed "subsidies" for electricity producing areas such as Chiriqui and Bocas which generating 60% of the energy produced in Panama.



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