Studies for Electric Transmission Line Resumed

Commissions have been formed for Etesa to initiate technical, environmental and social studies, which will be used to decide the route the line could take within the Ngäbe-Buglé Region.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The commissions will have to specify where to build the structures for the electric transmission line with capacity for 280 megawatts, which will have an extension of 328 kilometers, of which 107 will be inside the region. 

See: "Central America: $1.2 billion in energy projects"

The work carried out by the commissions that are made up of delegates, professionals, academics, local and traditional authorities, consists of " ... defining the route that the line could take and the sites that should be avoided so as not to affect the territory of the region. In addition, they will carry out environmental impact studies and determine the social priorities that the community will have for the development of the project."

See also "Energy Projects in Panama"

An article in Prensa.com adds that " ... the commissions must present a report during the next ordinary congress, which will be held in May in Cañaveral, district of Santa Catalina-Bledeshia, in which space will be given for addressing the project of the fourth transmission line."

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