AMP gives order to proceed on Isla Colon

“We are delivering the order to proceed on the construction and design of new offices of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and a new berth for the amount of $559,900 for the use of ferries, fishermen, residents and all users to have decent and secure infrastructure,” said the Administrator of the AMP,” Jorge Barakat Pitty.

“What we know is that it positively contributes to tourism in this beautiful place, Isla Colon of Bocas del Toro province,” he added.

Colón Island.

Colón Island.

Barakat Pitty said that the act of bidding guaranteed transparency in the management of the institution. In the tender process different bidders took part and the winning company was the Consortium Sistema de Vapor S.A. and Rayet Construcción S.A.

“It is a consortium of Spanish origin, whose proposal was the best, from which we will demand quality for an excellent final product,” said Barakat Pitti.

The contractor has a period of 240 days to deliver the work, which includes the study, design and construction of the new administrative offices of the AMP, demolition of existing offices, debris removal and subsequent transfer to a site determined for this purpose, the construction of new offices and the construction of the new dock.

The Government, through the AMP, is giving response to the needs of the public for the construction and improvement of docks, harbors and wharves nationwide. In most cases, students and teachers are exposing their lives to board the boats from docks lacking safety measures.

“We will provide appropriate, comfortable and safe port facilities to safeguard their lives. Also, through these projects, the economy of these remote regions, where tourism and fishing are the major sources of income, this work will make them more dynamic,” concluded Barakat Pitty.

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