Panama: Plans to Expand Water Treatment Plant

Specifications are being prepared for the launch of a tender in January 2016 for works to expand daily capacity of a water by 10 million gallons at the treatment plant in the district of Panama.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The project being run by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) aims to increase the capacity of the Chilibre plant in the district of Panama, in order to increase the pressure and coverage and can even "... supply more areas in Panama East. " reports that "... Currently, they are working on the preparation of the tender conditions so that they are ready later this year, said Mario Rodriguez, National Director of Engineering and Infrastructure at the Idaan.

".. In the view of Juan Antonio Ducruet, former director of Idaan, this expansion 'is a short-term solution. " Ducruet added that this is an investment that is being made in order to improve the current capacity of the Chilibre plant, but there needs to be a rethink and a new strategy and investments for the city of Panama which requires 190 million gallons of water per day in addition to those they are producing. "

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