Problems in Mining Project

The protests which since the beginning of the year have been held by workers in the Cobre Panama project in Colón have paralyzed work on the power line and the 300 MW thermoelectric plant.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The labor dispute that has prevented the project from progressing arose after both parties, the workers' union and the company Minera Panamá, accused each other of not complying with some points of the agreement made between them in January, with intermediation on the part of the Ministry of Labor.

See also: "Metalliferous minerals market in Central America" reports that "...The company warned that members of the Single Trade Union of Workers of the Construction Industry and Similar (Suntracs) have not allowed work on the project to resume on a regular basis, as stipulated in the agreement."

"... The work is 73% complete, according to a spokesperson for the company, the departure of the workers has prevented continuation of the testing that was being carried out on the transmission line and the 300 MW thermoelectric station."

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