Panama Metro Moves Forward

Last week, Metro authorities signed an advising agreement with the company who operates the Metro of Medellín, Colombia.

Monday, November 23, 2009

This Colombian company will advise Panamanian authorities on design, planning, execution, administration, operation and maintenance of Panama City's proposed metro system.

"The conceptual design of the system is in charge of Swiss-Mexican-Panamanian consortium POYRY, Cal y Mayor and Geoconsult. In the past week, authorities had selected the winning logo from a public contest, but had to revert their decision, as the chosen visual representation reportedly plagiarized 'Televisión Barcelona', from Spain", reports

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Panamanian Metro Route Could be Extended

January 2010

The Metro Secretary does not rule out extending the first route of the metro system up to San Isidro.

Such was the response of Metro Secretary Roberto Roy, when asked about a potential extension of the route by some interested companies. He added that the topic will be studied with the Economy ministry.

Spanish Companies Interested in Panamanian Metro

January 2010

Spain's two largest construction companies, FCC and Sacyr Vallehermoso, will bid for the $1 billion contract.

Two other Spanish companies, ACS and OHL, are also analyzing whether to participate.

"Once in office, [President Martinelli] created the Metro Secretary, and selected a specialized Swiss-Mexican-Panamanian consortium to advice in route design and bidding rules.

Panama Metro Chooses Adviser

October 2009

A consortium composed by POYRY-Cal and Mayor-GeoConsult was awarded the contract for consulting and advising in the design of the Metro system.

Technical bids were the most important for choosing the company, reported Roberto Roy, Metro Secretary.

"The winning consortium will develop the metro's conceptual design and prepare the documents for inviting bids for the project", reported

Initial Bidding Process for Panamanian Metro

August 2009

The Metro Secretary is looking for the project's main adviser, and for that it is preparing a technical cooperation agreement with the IDB and the CAF.

Such agreement will outline a process for choosing a head adviser for the project, who will develop, in conjunction with the Metro Secretary, the bidding basis for the construction of the metro.

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