Panama: Works on Cold Chain Suspended

HPC Contractors, who were awarded the project, has suspended construction on the markets in the Cold Chain in the district of La Chorrera.

Friday, August 15, 2014 reports that disruption of the works was due "... to an alleged failure on the part of the government in making payments to the company."

"...The cost of the construction of the new public market is estimated at $10.6 million, while investment in the food market is $15.5 million, and both had a construction period of 13 months. "

Abraham Gonzalez, Manager of the Markets of the Municipality of La Chorrera, noted that "... the last date given for delivery of the food market was this August.
He said he requested information from the Cold Chain regarding the actions of HPC Contratas, but had no results. "

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Panama: Cold Chain Contract Canceled

February 2017

HPC Contratas P & V will not finish the construction of public markets and supply stores in La Chorrera, and the bond company will have to hire another company or pay the performance bond.

After three years of cessation of work by the contractor due to liquidity problems in the consortium HPC Contratas P & V, the state run Mercado Nacional de la Cadena de Frío decided to terminate the contract.

Panama: Works on Cold Chain Resumed

November 2016

HPC Contratas P & V has announced it will resume construction of public markets and supplies to La Chorrera, and if progress is not demonstrated in the next three months, the bond will be implemented. reports that "...The contractor, under investigation for alleged diversion of public funds in the construction of the Convention Center at Amador, has promised to resume work on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. "

State Company to Manage Agricultural Markets

September 2013

In Panama plans are underway to create a law on the company Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, which will manage wholesale and retail food markets.

From a statement issued by the presidency of Colombia:

The Cabinet Council has agreed to a bill authorizing the creation of the company Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, S.

Ten Offers for Panamanian Public Market

November 2011

Ten consortia have submitted bids for the construction and equipping of the Public Market and Food Market of La Chorrera.

With a reference price of $25 million, bids ranged from the $22.5 million offered by the Spanish consortium Acciona Infrastructures to $27.4 million offered by Cocige SA.

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