Panama: Panamericana Expansion to be Tendered

It has been announced that next week a tender will be published for the construction of two new lanes on the stretch of road between San Carlos and La Chorrera, west of the Panamanian capital.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The announcement was made by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, and will serve to improve capacity on a route that has a length of about 70 kilometers.

Prensa.com reports that "...In a meeting with the media, Varela said that this project is within the framework of a US $6 billion investment plan that his administration will develop in relation to urban mobility'."

"...  The president also announced that on Friday, December 9 the country will present the details of the works to expand this road to eight lanes, starting from the Bridge of the Americas to La Chorrera" -between the country's capital and the neighboring province of West Panama-.


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