45 New Garbage Trucks Delivered
Wednesday, July 04 2012 @ 12:30 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
The director of the Cleanliness Authority, Enriquez Ho, said these new trucks will go to the areas of San Francisco, Obarrios, Bethania, Santa Ana, Calidonia, and Chorrillo. Ho also said programming is being done with the equipment in the rental agreements to give more support to garbage collection. He said 90% of complaints they receive from the public are from people who are receiving garbage that is not being generated in their community. (Estrella)
Editor's Comment: Garbage collection in many parts of Panama City has been so bad historically that residents have taken matters into their own hands. It makes no sense to allow garbage to pile up in front of your own house if you know that on one will ever come around to pick it up. So, they bag it up, take it with them in the car, and then toss it someplace by the side of the road. That's what Ho was talking about when he said complaints are coming from garbage being generated by other communities. Anyway, 45 new garbage trucks, many more millions of dollars, fixing yet another problem that has plagued (literally) Panama City for generations.