Wednesday, December 28 2011 @ 03:22 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
The new Metro subway system in Panama will have eleven stations between the Los Andes shopping center and Albrook. The most advanced so far is the underground subway station being built at the 5 de Mayo Plaza. Meanwhile, the highest station will be the one on the bridge at San Miguelito, at a height of 15 meters. Roy explained that some of the elevated stations will be six meters above the ground, and that some will be at road level but still one meter above the ground to prevent flooding during the rainy season.
It is known there a fund of $428 million dollars to pay for the construction of the parts of the project that were not included in the main contract, such as for escalators and elevators among others, that will be built by whatever local company that wins the bid. In addition another $10 million dollars has been set aside for compensation for the businesses that have been affected by the construction of the metro. There are currently 2,386 people working to build the new Metro subway system in Panama. (Panama America)