Panama Begins Metro Construction

"Consorcio Línea 1" began construction of what will be the first metro operating in Central America in 2014.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Works began at Plaza Cinco de Mayo, in downtown Panama City.

The Government expects to begin operations in 2014 and launch a tender for "a second subway line, of a total of four which are planned for future years, one of which will run above the canal,” noted

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The inclusion of the logo of the International Cooperation Agency (JICA) next to the Panama Metro Secretariat gives a certain confidence regarding the success of the realization of a work which is not only vital for the development of the area west of Panama City, but will confirm the direction of modernity that the country has turned towards since recovering the Canal in 2000.

Line Two of Panama Metro

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The work to be tendered next year will be 6.2 miles longer than the first line, having a total length of 22 kilometers.

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CAF Approves $ 400 Million for Panama Metro

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CAF approved funds for construction of Metro Line 1 in Panama City.

Enrique Garcia, CAF´s CEO, stated: "By supporting this project, CAF aims to significantly contribute to the improvement in the quality of life of Panamanians, especially those living in remote areas of the city center.

Contract to Build Panamanian Metro Signed

November 2010

The Panama Metro Department and Consorcio Línea 1 signed last Friday the contract for the construction of Metro Line 1.

The project will stretch 13.6 kilometers and will be built from Los Andes, San Miguelito district, to the Albrook bus terminal, so the president made a special request to Panamanians in order for them to have patience with the changes which will happen as a consequence of the Metro works.

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