Panama: $160 million Hospital Work Resumed

After four years of stagnation and with the works only 25% complete, the construction of the Manuel Amador Guerrero Hospital in the province of Colon has been reactivated.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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

After resolving legal disputes with the company running the project, Consorcio IBT, which led to work stopping for almost four years, on 25 January the construction of Manuel Amador Guerrero Hospital of the Atlantic coast was reactivated, with the cost of the work estimated at around $160 million.

Before the project was halted, the project was about 25% complete; it is envisaged that this facility will have more than 500 beds for medical hospitalization and 48 thousand square meters of building.

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