Work Schedules Might Be Changed To Reduce Traffic in Panama City

Thursday, June 30 2011 @ 10:18 am EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

Panama's Minister of Public Works, Federico José Suárez, today announced on the channel 2 TVN morning news broadcast they are evaluating making changes in the work schedules for government employees, and they have opened talks with entrepreneurs and business leaders to seek ways to alter working hours in both the government and private sectors, as measures to reduce traffic in Panama City while public works projects to modernize the road network in the capital continue. Suarez said the country needs much more work on the road infrastructure, and apologized for the traffic jams the projects will generate, but said all of the projects have a completion date. As achievements in these two years, Minister Suarez said they have signed contracts worth more than $4 billion dollars and the execution levels are exceeding 60%. He also announced between the work on the access road to the Centennial Bridge will be completed by either September or October, which collapsed last year, but made ​​the proviso that the rains impact the repair works. (TVN)

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