Construction of Third Phase of the Coastal Strip Continues
Saturday, June 09 2012 @ 11:36 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
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)