AMP present in first Cabinet meeting

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Noriel Araúz, participated in the first Cabinet meeting of President Laurentino Cortizo, held at the National Institute of Agriculture, Augusto Samuel Boyd, of Divisa.

Araúz highlighted the importance of the Panama Maritime Authority for the country, an entity that represents the maritime, logistics and port cluster and that, together with the Panama Canal Authority, contributes more than 30% of the nation’s GDP.

The first Cabinet meeting.

This shows that “the maritime sector is an area in which special emphasis must be made. That is why we will not only promote the national maritime logistics market, but at the international level we will consolidate the image of the entity to send a message of confidence to the international market and thus we will boost the logistics investment,” said Noriel Araúz.

Part of these results go through the streamlining of procedures related to the ship registration process, the construction of new port facilities that meet the current demands of the market and the attraction of investments, among other measures, commented the Minister of Maritime Affairs and administrator. of the AMP.

During the Cabinet meeting, a series of resolutions and agreements were discussed and approved, among which were the creation of a commission to draft a law to eliminate the food safety entity, AUPSA, the presentation of the proposal to create the “Study without Hunger” program, the presentation of a Bill that establishes a system of preferential interests for agriculture, among other things.

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