Panama Invites Bids For Cold Chain Markets

In the month of December the first two Cold Chain markets will be put out to tender.

Friday, November 12, 2010

These first markets will be located in the provinces of Chiriqui and Panama. In Chiriqui it will be located in David and is expected to be ready by June 2012.

Fernando Duque, Secretary of Cadena de Frio, stated to, "... it has not been determined the payment the 150 merchants will have to cancel for the sale points and the other 60 in the outer area, however, past payments in the old market will be used as reference."

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Panama Pushes Back Marketplace Design Bidding

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The Cold Chain Secretary reported that in May 5th they will conduct a standardization meeting and on May 20th they will receive the proposals.

After this, the government will put out to tender the construction of these public marketplaces, in 8 separate processes, one for each marketplace.

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