Panama: Parking Lots on State Areas

The private sector has proposed that land belonging to municipalities and other government entities be used to build parking lots.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:

A proposal that land be used which belongs to the State and municipalities was submitted to the Legislative Committee on Municipal Affairs.

The proposal arose in virtue of inquiries to Bill No. 63, which aims to regulate the construction and management of public parking facilities in the country, which was presented by Deputy Ivan Picota.

Saul Castillo, an architect in a private company, explained that his proposal seeks to empower municipalities to act jointly with the National Technical Committee on Infrastructure for Public Parking, to use available land belonging to the State for the construction of parking lots.

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Panama: Proposal for More Private Parking Lots

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A bill proposes to allow municipalities to grant concessions to private companies to build and manage public parking lots in buildings or underground.

From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:

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Panama: Stricter Urban Development Rules

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Zoning changes and the creation of municipal planning boards responsible for preparing the urban development plans are part of the new law recently approved on land use.

From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:

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From a statement issued by the Board of Pensions of the National Magisterium:

El Salvador: Investment Laws Stalled in Assembly

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