Panama’s construction industry got another setback on Friday June 26 with the news from the Health Ministry that, in the face of mushrooming coronavirus cases the shutdown of private building projects will be extended for another 15 days affecting scores of thousand of workers,
A published decree in officialese said that "within the term of the suspension, the Ministry of Health may order by resolution, the reactivation of the operation, activity and mobility of companies to develop projects and provide services to a public institution, whose temporary suspension of activities is due to orders issued by the Executive Branch, due to the validity of the State of National Emergency. "
Pruvate construction activities have been suspended since March 19. When with the opening of Block 2 of economic activities, public construction projects were authorized.
It's becoming clear that Panama is no place to be going forward. The government makes every decision with an eye toward destroying the private sector and impoverishing it's people.
There are tens of thousands of Socialist union workers who make up the base of the Cortizo PRD support. These workers need to be kept happy. Chavez learned this in Venezuela and it propelled him to leading his Socialist utopia. Don't expect any private contruction to happen legally but here there are two homes being built on the down low. This is the new normal do things illegally or payoff the PRD to get permission
What Mr Brown says makes sense. Why do the public projects continue and the private are not allowed? Does the virus know the difference between a public works project and a private one?
I have no idea either as I have some stopped but they are not in the public interest. I can only assume that the public ones are by definition for everyone’s benefit ..road improvement , water pipes etc and not for private investors. As I say I accept that if it’s for the greater good and not just mine.
When you open up there has to be priorities set ..unfortunately.
Thank you for asking! If they keep the projects shutdown much longer many will never restart to finish the projects. The lost jobs makes even more people dependent on a PRD handout. Poor, hungry, dependent people are what the liberals want. The democrats in the USA have whole cities full of ghettos where dependent voters have to obey to get their free housing and govt assistance.
Jbbrown.....????? no words of wisdom?????
Why encourage Trolls. ....don’t feed them and they die off.