Road improvements coming

New Access Ramp to Norther Corridor in Villa Lucre to Open Next Monday

Thursday, July 01 2010 @ 10:59 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
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The Ministry of Public Works will open the new access ramp to the Northern Corridor at Villa Lucre next Monday, and at the same time announced the opening of the Northern Corridor towards the area of Tocumen for the benefit of drivers and the community in general. Public Works Minister Federico Suarez said that during the first year of their administration, he has taken more than six months to reevaluate projects to benefit the community. He said they would begin construction on the expansion of the road from two to four lanes from Davisa in ChitrĂ© to Las Tablas, as well as the road from David to Boquete in the Chiriqui province. Among other projects to improve, expand, or upgrade existing roads, the highway from Arraijan and La Chorrera to the Autopista will be expanded from the current four lanes to six – three in each direction. Suarez also reported work continues on the extension of the Coastal Strip to San Felipe, which will give a new face to the area of TerraplĂ©n. Another important project completed during the last twelve months was the dredging of the Xixaola river channel, resulting in decreasing the risk of flooding in surrounding communities. Another important project in the works is the construction of sixteen overpasses in the Panama City area which will complement the Metrobus project. (TVN Noticias)
Editor’s Comment: The only thing missing in this presentation was Minister Federico Suarez saying “…so please don’t fire me…” to Ricardo Martinelli. Tomorrow Martinelli will announce a series of changes to his Cabinet and it’s apparent that Federico Suarez might think he’s at risk. Of course all of the Minsters are trotting forward to the news cameras and microphones today to discuss what they have accomplished during their first year in office, and what they have planned for the future. The MOP has been unusually quiet – considering they normally spend most of the money. Suarez said he spent six months reevaluating existing plans and projects, which could also be described as “figuring out where the bathroom is.” All of these guys are rookies, and if anyone is replaced then the first question from the new guy will be “…and, where is the bathroom…” – starting all over again. Let’s see if Suarez survives his rookie year.

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