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Panama and Argentina must strengthen their relationship

The governments of Panama and Argentina are aware that, although they have an old and solid bilateral relationship, many issues remain that need to be strengthened. That was the first conclusion of a three-day visit to Buenos Aires by Panamanian Vice President, Isabel de Saint Malo, who told reporters that “there is much to be done” between the two countries.

Saint Malo, who is also the Foreign Affairs Minister, arrived in Buenos Aires just a […]

The great problem of land transport

Alrededor de 90,000 personas usan la Autopista Arraiján-La Chorrera diariamente.

There are ambitious plans to build a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal, a monorail to the west and an eight-lane Pan American Highway. But will this solve the traffic problem?

A great percentage of the public living in Panama West travel to work in the Capital City. The reason for this phenomenon is simple. The price of housing is so high in the metropolitan area, fueled by speculators and a lack of land, that […]

Panama and Lebanon to strengthen maritime ties

Isabel de Saint Malo, Canciller de Panamá.

Panama and Lebanon will seek to strengthen their relations, especially in the maritime and commercial sectors, concluded the Panamanian Foreign Minister, Isabel De Saint Malo, and her Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigration of the Lebanese Republic visited Vice President and Foreign Minister De Saint Malo in order to give a new impetus to their bilateral and commercial relations, informed that ministry.

Both leaders “addressed the possibility of reaching cooperation […]

Panama and Lufthansa will sign agreement to boost tourism

Panamá y Lufthansa firmarán acuerdo para aumentar turismo

The Cabinet Council authorized the Panama Tourism Authority to sign a Shared Publicity Agreement for $8.5 million with the German company, Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaf, to promote Panama as a tourist and commercial destination in Europe.

This agreement was negotiated during the recent visit of the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, with Lufthansa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jens Bischof, with the idea of increasing the volume of traffic between Europe and Panama and at the […]

Panama opens consulate in Morocco

Panama has inaugurated a consulate in Morocco with the idea of boosting commercial relations between both countries, especially in areas related to industry, port, shipping and logistics.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, Panama Maritime Authority Administrator, said that the inauguration of the consulate is a historical event and he expects that it will be productive for both countries.

Panama is the gate of access to North and South American markets, while Morocco is the key point for […]

Preparations for the fourth bridge over the Canal are going forward

El cuarto puente aliviará el congestionamiento vehicular.

The Ministry of Public Works (Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP)), through the web page, Panamá Compras, has announced the change of date for the meeting with prospective contractors for the “Design and Construction of the Fourth Bridge over the Panama Canal” which will now take place from November 21 to November 25.

These approval meetings with the pre-qualified companies will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during that week at the Universidad Especializada de […]

Third bridge over the Canal exceeds 52% progress

Tercer puente sobre el Canal

Construction of the new bridge over the Panama Canal in Colón reached 52% completion, including such aspects as the main towers, piles and viaducts to the structure which will enhance the development of Costa Abajo area of the Colón province.

The new bridge will have four lanes connecting the communities of Costa Abajo with the city of Colón, which will improve communication with the rest of the country and open up opportunities for business growth […]