Tender for ‘Airport City’ in Panama

President Martinelli has announced that in November there will be a tender for an ‘airport city’ in the east of Panama City.

Friday, October 12, 2012

At the opening of the Expo Logistics Panama in the Atlapa Convention Center, Martinelli reported on the development of Panama as a global logistics hub, and infrastructure projects in the making.

A statement by the Presidency of Panama reads:
Presidents of Panama and Honduras inaugurate sixth version of Expo Logistics Panama

In order to help position the country as a business center, on Thursday October -11- Expo Logistics Panama opened the in Atlapa Convention Center, attended by President Ricardo Martinelli and his counterpart from Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, who was the keynote speaker at this inaugural event.

During the inauguration of this event, developed by the Chamber of Commerce, President Martinelli said that Panama is a country that in addition to its active citizens, is privileged by its geographical position, because it has the largest ports in Latin America, and soon will have the largest airport in Latin America with the expansion of Tocumen, which will feature the latest technology and 66 gates. "For this reason new airports are being built, because this is the way to attract more airlines and be a connection center", added the president.

"On November 15 the new Airport City tender will be launched, which includes the construction of a hotel, business center, warehouses, and also takes the opportunity to promote health tourism for patients from Latin America who come to Panama to use our medical services and consolidate our position as a country with excellent connectivity", said the President.

He also mentioned that there is interest in making a port in Colon and existing ports are being expanded, and on the Pacific side there is also interest, which maintains our status as a major logistics center for global trade.

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