Road Works: Reactivation of Projects Authorized

In Panama, the Ministry of Health approved the Ministry of Public Works to reactivate work on 11 road construction projects.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The announcement was made formally after Health Minister Rosario Turner informed Rafael Sabonge's Public Works Minister that the construction projects could be reactivated.

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The initial plan of the Ministry of Public Works was for the health authorities to allow work to resume on 29 projects, which were suspended because of the covid-19 outbreak in the country, but the Ministry of Health only authorized the reactivation of 11.

"The rehabilitation and widening of the Arraiján-La Chorrera highway, the widening of the Concepción Cuesta Piedra Volcán highway, the rebuilding of the Pedasí-Los Asientos highway, the design and construction for the rebuilding of the streets in the Chitré District, study, design and construction for the rehabilitation of the CPA- El Jaguito- Calobre road, the rehabilitation of the CPA Gualaca-Chiriqupi Grande, the construction of the Almirante-Changinola road and the Valle Riscó-Punta Peña de Riscó, Valle Riscó-Oriente, Valle Riscó-Nance roads", are some of the projects that can be reactivated.

Laestrella.com.pa reviews that "... The project for the design and construction of roads in the District of Besikó (CPA) (San Juan, in Changuinola), the rehabilitation of the San Andrés-Santa Cruz Dominical-Caisán- Monte Lirio and Circunvalación highway; in the province of Chiriquí, the design and construction for the rehabilitation of roads in La Pintada; in the province of Coclé, and the design and construction for the rehabilitation of streets in the district of Penonomé; in the province of Coclé, may also begin work."

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