Panama: New Constructions Suspended in San Miguelito

The agreement approved by the Municipal Council suspends future construction and preliminary projects in the Condado del Rey area and surrounding neighborhoods.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

dir="ltr">Prensa.com reports that "...During the session of the Municipal Council on November 21, the municipal engineer Ricardo Sanchez said that the suspension will be maintained until the respective hydrological studies and storm drains studies are carried out to avoid problems of flooding in that area."

At the beginning of October, the National Civil Protection System 
recommended suspending permits for new real estate projects in San Miguelito and Panama, until the real impact that urban growth has had on the area was determined. 

"... The mayor of San Miguelito Gerald Cumberbatch, had already made the decision to suspend construction permits in those communities, and said that its administration should take place in an orderly manner that does not cause harm to the private sector or to any home."

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Panama: Construction Permits Suspended

October 2017

The National Civil Protection System has recommended suspending permits for new real estate projects in San Miguelito and Panama, until the real impact of urban growth seen in the area has been determined.

Due to increased incidents such as landslides and floods in Condado del Rey and surrounding areas, Panama's National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) has recommended that municipal authorities suspend permits for new developments until "a comprehensive analysis of the impact of new real estate projects" has been made. 

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