Panama: Environmental Go Ahead for $180 million Construction Works

The Instituto Técnico del Este´s construction project, awarded to a consortium comprised of MECO and Rapiparedes, has already received environmental approval to start.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The project involves the construction of a training center for technical subjects in the province of Panama, according to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study which has now been approved by the Ministry of Environment. 

The report "Construction Projects in Panama" complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com, states that the center will be built on a total area of 10.6 hectares, with a construction area estimated at 104 thousand square meters, with a capacity for 5,000 students and 250 teachers.

Maria Cristina Diaz, architect at the Ministry of the Presidency, told Prensa.com that "... after this step we will be presenting the Municipality of Panama with the blueprint in order to start earthworks. 'Our intention is to start field work before the end of the year, but that depends on approvals from other entities.'"

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