Expansion and restoration of the Panama Norte aqueduct

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Expansion and restoration of the Panama Norte aqueduct

 

Project: study, design and construction work for the sustainable improvement of the drinking water system of Panama city: expansion and renovation of the Panama Norte aqueduct.

Client: CONADES (National Development Council), Government of Panama.

Location: Province of Panama.

Term: 18 months.

Tendered company: Consorcio Anillo Hidráulico comprised at 70% by Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos and 30% by Asteisa (100 % Grupo Ortiz).

Value: $88,270,000.00 (US dollars).

Description:

With the work to be implemented, the National Government through CONADES is looking to improve the function of the network of aqueducts (drinking water) of Panama City, and will also provide drinking water to new areas, which is one of the main commitments of the Government of Panama. The project includes improvements to the Alcalde Díaz aqueduct, new storage facilities and an aqueduct in Villa Grecia, as well as new aqueducts in Cerro El Peñón, Villa Cárdenas, Nueva Esperanza and San Lorenzo. In addition, the projects to be carried out include the reinforcement of the aqueducts in Las Cumbres, Gonzalillo, Unión Veragüense and improvements to the aqueducts of Lucha Franco and El Vallecito. In addition, new storage facilities will be constructed, as well as an aqueduct in San Lorenzo, among other things.

 Social Benefits:

  • Predicted creation of 800 direct jobs and 200 indirect jobs.
  • Planned hiring of at least 20 local companies.
  • Provision of a constant supply of high quality drinking water to 28 communities.
  • The works will bring benefits to around 28 communities and around 150,000 people
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