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Tuesday, July 29 2014 @ 12:47 PM EDT

Construction of Third Phase of the Coastal Strip Continues

Infrastructure UpgradesThe construction of the third phase of the coastal strip is still a concern for the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), according to the final technical report. It was learned this report will be the basis for the next meeting of the World Heritage Committee, during which Panamanian government officials will he questioned for alleged breaches. Patrizia Pinzon, of the Casco Viejo Neighbors organization, said clearly that because they cancelled the appointment of the experts who came to help, they were not given the report, and much less is there a report on traffic or mobility.

TVN News spoke with the director of the National Institute of Culture (INAC), Maria Eugenia Herrera who denied the alleged violations. She said the government agreed not to proceed with the third phase of the Coastal Strip in the Old Town and they have not, while a decision is made with Unesco. She added it is not in her hands to stop the burial of cables and Ave Balboa or the Ave of the Poets, and said this year Unesco was handed to proposals with a marine viaduct for the third phase of the Coastal Strip, which have their proper studies.

The next meeting of the World Heritage Committee will be in Russia from July 26 to August 6 and it will be there, depending on the support of the Panamanian authorities, where it will be decided what will happen to the designation of the Old Town as a historical heritage of humanity. (TVN)

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Construction of Third Phase of the Coastal Strip Continues
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, June 09 2012 @ 02:24 PM EDT

"Patrimonio de la Humanidad" except for Panamanians. Ask anybody here if they have seen Casco Viejo from the sea and you will see what I mean. Unless you have a boat very few have seen Casco Viejo from that angle. It is indeed a very impressive view. Coming from Taboga, you canít see anything because the Causeway obstructs the view. Besides, getting there is almost impossible, And if you do get there, where do you park your car? I was born there but I donít go there anymore, too difficult. I personally donít like the idea of the tunnel running underneath these ancient ruins. It seems to me that theyíre going to crumble to pieces very fast. Besides, a tunnel will bypass the whole thing. You would have to jump off your car and come up through some sort of ladder. Perhaps the idea of the viaduct has its inconveniences also but it will allow people to go there easily, walk around, sip a cup of coffee in one of the nice cafes and get back readily. Finally, I donít know for sure but I feel politics has seeped into this controversy.

Construction of Third Phase of the Coastal Strip Continues
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, June 11 2012 @ 08:27 PM EDT

I was in Istanbul recently and I noticed that they have a landfill and highway outside the old seawall. I found it quite attractive and as in Panama's case, it allows a view of the city that would otherwise be available to only boaters. I don't object to a tunnel, nor to a landfill.