Panama Invites Bids for Waste Collection Services

With the approval of the law which creates the Authority for Urban and Household Cleaning, the bidding process has started to contract waste collection.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The new Authority will take over duties of waste collection on January 1, 2011.

"The Institute for National Water and Sewerage continue charging the fee until the new authority requests gradual transfer of the customer base and approves new tariffs to users" reported Prensa.com.

Shamah Solomon, manager of the Tourism Authority, a member of the new institution, said “the company which wins the bid will do it for a minimum period of ten years.”

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Panama Buys Garbage Trucks

January 2014

The Authority of Urban and Household Waste Disposal is studying the acquisition of new trucks for garbage collection in the district of Panama.

The Authority of Urban and Household Waste Disposal (AAUD by its initials in Spanish) is discussing the acquisition of new trucks for waste collection in the district of Panama. So far they have not said how many vehicles are needed.

$14 million to Hire 30 Trucks

May 2013

The Government of Panama has approved the State Authority for Urban and Household Sanitation a credit of $14 million for the rental of thirty trucks for garbage collection.

From a press release issued by the Presidency of Honduras:

The Cabinet Council approved a resolution authorizing a loan in favor of the Cleaning Authority in the amount of $14 million and supported the signing of a nonreimbursable technical cooperation agreement with Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) for $350,000 for implementation of the project Urban Park Mangrove in the Bay of Panama.

Tender for Hospital Waste Collection for $4 million

March 2012

The Panamanian Social Security Department has created a tender for the collection and final disposal of solid hazardous hospital waste facilities in the metropolitan area.

The contract includes the procurement of collection services, transportation, treatment and final disposal of solid hazardous hospital waste (Pathological and Sharps) Health facilities in the metropolitan area.

Hired Trucks for the Panamanian Urban Cleaning Authority

July 2011

The agency is currently spending $1 million a month on hiring garbage trucks.

Mismanagement of the trucks has led the authority to abandon the option of having its own fleet of vehicles, opting for rental instead.

For the next 12 months the institution plans to spend $16.8 million on rental payments, which is currently distributed between about 7 companies at a rate of $65 per hour.

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