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Varela announces projects and dialogues

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President Juan Carlos Varela today announced the "reactivation" of several mega-projects and called on GUPC, the consortium building the third set of locks on the Panama Canal, to let the "legal claims in the hands of the competent bodies."

In his annual address to the nation, Varela announced that the opening of the Canal expansion would likely be in May, and said that the opening would be attended by "a significant number" of heads of state and official delegations.

He also announced the resumption of several projects "as a result of a rethinking and renegotiation of the terms with the respective contractors." Among the works listed were the Hospital City project, which now includes the National Cancer Institute (ION), other hospitals in Colón, Bugaba, Meteti and Los Santos and the Sports City project in Chiriquí, among others.

He said that the issues surrounding the Amador Convention Center project remain unresolved.

"We had to examine the excesses and arbitrariness of the past and take measures so that these abuses will never again be repeated in Panama," he said as part of his speech to the National Assembly.

He said that projects planned for the future include the fourth bridge over the Canal, line 3 of the Metro, the expansion of highways between Panama and Arraijan (to eight lanes) and La Chorrera to San Carlos (to six) and the construction of sewage and water treatment plants in a number of communities. 

Varela also announced the call for a dialogue to adopt a "national strategic plan" to meet sustainable development goals approved by the General Assembly of United Nations by 2030.

He also said that he will form a "high-level committee" to discuss the adoption of additional measures to strengthen ethics and accountability in the public sector.

"We must be aware that corruption affects the development of all citizens and in particular those of the most vulnerable sectors of the population," he said.

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