According to gogetitnews.com, Panama’s underdeveloped province of Colon is about to undergo significant development ventures. Focusing on development of Colon, Panama’s second largest province, was a central aspect of President Juan Carlos Varela’s recent election platform.
The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Housing will work together towards renewing the province, including building better homes for the inhabitants. Furthermore, Varela has signed the tender calling for an urban renewal project, but exact costs and construction dates are currently unknown.
According the gogetitnews.com’s report, the project will benefit about 25,000 people in the city by building up to 5,000 housing units. Also included in the plan are the paving of streets, instillation of street lighting, restoration of historical buildings, and wastewater treatment.