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1. Luzdecor - Quality Lighting
Luzdecor of Panama is one of the largest lighting companies in Panama City. Located on Calle 50, we have a wide selection of all kinds of lighting fixtures. Our lighting design experts can help you pick and choose the right solution for your needs. We have all available technologies and ...
2. Electricity Costs in Panama
There has been some discussion lately about the cost of electricity in Panama. In general it has been running at about $.13 cents per KwH. According to conventional wisdom, the rates for electiricty vary depending on where you live. The story goes that you pay more if you live in ...
3. Panama Construction Services - General Contractor for Projects ...
Panama Construction Services is a general contractor dedicated to complete renovations and new construction. Panama Construction Services, Inc. is committed to building long term relationships with satisfied customers by providing reliable service and quality solutions, focusing on the details and expectations of our customers' construction needs. We look forward to ...
4. Khiva Fine Rugs - Tradition. Quality. Beauty.
Khiva Fine Rugs - Welcome to the most diverse, distinctive and beautiful Oriental rug collection available in Latin America. Our large, comfortable showroom has hundreds of rugs of exceptional quality, beautiful craftsmanship and breathtaking design. Every offering is a work of art from the world’s most renowned rug makers, including ...
5. Mallas de Panama - Screen Enclosures for Better ...
Built with the understanding that "The Customer is King" and that nothing is impossible, Hansen offers their clients more than just a barrier against insects and debris, but provides a space adding to the grace and elegance of the home to which it is attached. Our screens do, in fact, ...
6. Supro Donates LED Checkpoint Lights to the Balboa, ...
One of the main goals for lighting is to have security at night, for our families, our homes and our neighborhoods. However, the task is to be safe, not just to feel safe. Visibility is the goal. You want to be able to see rather than just have an abundant ...
7. Panama Project Development Services, SA (PANAPROSA)
Long On Experience – Low On Overhead - Panama Project Development Services, PANAPROSA, is a group of experienced, senior level planners, architects, engineers and project managers organized and led by John Brock, the original founder of McKinney Internacional. Offering full project design and delivery in the Republic of Panama and ...
8. Cement Producers Invest to Increase Production Capacity
(Source: Capital Financiero) By Sherly Díaz: The cement market in Panama for 2005 was more than 1 million metric tons and is projected to show an increase of at least 20% by the end of 2006. This fast growth of demand has prompted cement companies to make new investments to ...
9. Investment in Construction Stays At High Level
By Cynthia Sanchez for the Panama America - The decline in the (residential) construction sector this year has been offset by investment in tourism and hotel construction, in both Panama City as well as along the beaches, along with new shopping centers being built, office buildings, and low-cost housing. According ...
10. CAPAC Predicts 2010 Construction Sector Growth
By Zelideth Cortez for La Critica - Good prospects are expected in 2010 for the construction industry, announced the president of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC), Jaime Jované. "Despite the financial crisis we expect to finish out 2009 with a growth (in the construction sector) of between 2% and ...
11. Boca La Caja Land-Grab Underway
(Source: Panama America) The chief of SINAPROC Roberto Velasquez Abood and the municipal engineer of Panama Jaime Salas said in a press conference that that the inhabitants of Boca la Caja are exposing themselves to great danger by constructing houses over the water. This month there are very high tides ...
12. Construction in Panama Increasing, Year on Year
La Critica - The total value of building permits issued through October of 2009 increased by $2 million dollars (0.1%) according to a statistical report issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. According to the report the total value of permits for new construction, additions and repairs in Panama ...
13. Solar LED Pathway/Deck Lights at Luzdecor
These Solar LED Pathway/Deck lights just arrived to my store, Luzdecor on Calle 50. They are great for areas requiring soft lighting that are difficult to electrify. There is no addition to your electricity bill and they will not increase your carbon footprint. Very Green! * Bright white LED lights ...
14. Reader Photos of Ave. Balboa Retaining Wall Collapse
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Jeff Beer, a regular reader of Panama-Guide, happens to have his offices next to the construction site of the Star Bay Tower on Ave. Balboa where the retaining wall failed yesterday morning, causing a partial collapse of the sidewalk and roadway. He send in ...
15. SOHO Project Panama
This Wednesday there was a presentation of the SOHO Project Panama, comprising a commercial complex, with businesses, shopping and entertainment. During its construction, the project will generate three thousand direct jobs and 2,500 more when it is opened between 2013 and 2014. The president, Ricardo Martinelli, who attended the event, ...
16. "Money Avenue" - The Changing Face of Panama's ...
(Source: La Prensa) The face of the Balboa Avenue is changing quickly. Land values are rising with the blink of an eye. Legendary locations such as La Cascada, the Casa del Marisco, and the Boulevard Balboa have yielded their enviable locations to modern and imposing structures and very deep pockets. ...
17. Prices For Paint Increasing in Panama
Consumers are at a crossroads in these holidays at the end of the year. And, in addition to budgeting for Christmas dinner and toys, taking into account inflation, this phenomenon has also seeped into the price of paint. Prices have risen about 12% compared to last year, said Marco Gonzalez, ...
18. Retaining Wall Collapse Causes Chaos on Ave. Balboa
La Prensa - Chaos on Balboa Avenue caused by sidewalk collapse. The failure of a retaining wall at the construction site of the hotel, residential, and office building Star Bay Tower, being constructed at the intersection of Ave. Balboa and Calle Aquilino De la Guardia, caused chaos yesterday in Marbella, ...
19. Large Sinkhole Found Under Ave. Balboa
La Prensa - The company F&F Properties, the promoter of the Star Bay Tower project, began to work on the area where a retaining wall failed, causing the collapse of part of the sidewalk running along Ave. Balboa in front of the project. The representative of the company, Saúl Faska, ...
20. "Thanks For Letting Me Vent..."
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this afternoon via email: "Hi Don, I have to write because I'm fuming mad!!!! I spent over $1100 on 2 split panasonic airconditioning units. I was told installation was free. "BASIC" installation basically means TAKING IT OUT OF THE BOX. I waited over ...
21. ACODECO Fines Companies For Low Quality Building Blocks
The director of the Consumer Protection Authority (ACODECO), Pedro Meilan, said they found 21 companies selling cement building blocks lacking the required size and of substandard quality. This detection resulted in a fine of $34,000 dollars applied against the people responsible for the distribution of materials in the country. Many ...
22. Referral Letter for Doug Land and Panama Construction ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Doug Land from Panama Construction Services forwarded this reference letter to me this morning from a happy customer - "Dear Doug/Panama Construction Services. I am writing to let you know how very happy Michael and I are with the work you did for us ...
23. Construction In Panama Surges 34% In Spite Of ...
By Mabel Cruz R. for the Panama America - Many have opted to seek financing through the Panama Stock Exchange. The construction sector grew 34% in the first half of 2009, compared with same period of last year, according to reports from the Nation's Comptroller. However Superintendent of Banks said ...
24. Now 1,901 Construction Permits Granted in Panama City
By Deivis Eliecer Cerrud for the Panama America - Masses of concrete continue rising in Panama City. As of 28 December 2007 there have been 1,901 construction permits granted in the city. As of October 2007 there were 1,234 permits granted (indicating a sharp rise in the last three months ...
25. Olloqui's Financing for the Palacio de la Bahia ...
By Mario A. Muñoz for La Prensa - The team of architects and engineers that designed and elaborated the plans to build the Palacio de la Bahia project, a building designed to be 350 meters tall and that would cost more than $160 million dollars to build, said yesterday in ...
26. Panama Construction Services - A Letter from a ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The following was forwarded to me from the owner of Panama Construction Services: - "Dear Doug, I have caught myself numerous times this week just standing in my newly remodeled bathroom staring and admiring your workmanship. I have invited three neighbors over just to ...
27. Solium Press•it Bright White LED Light
"Meet the bright, long- lasting light that you can stick practically anywhere. Solium Press•it Bright White LED Light is bright, white and long-lasting. Better than those big dim incandescent tap lights and easier to use than a flashlight. It's convenient: sticks to most anything, including fabric, leather, plastic and glass ...
28. RFI: Floor Tiles On the Web?
Question: I purchased a house in Panama last year and want to do some outside patio work. Am having difficulty finding the names of stores that sell patio tile to check out on the web. Can you help? Bob Answer: Sure. Check out the Casa de Materiales, Comasa, Chochez, Elmec, ...
29. Luzdecor - Low Wattage Light Bulbs to Save ...
Luzdecor would like to remind everyone of the importance of using energy saving light bulbs in both the home and office in Panama. As you already know, electricity is expensive in Panama. Our new MCT3 watt lamps are shaped like a torpedo, and the 2 watt MA2WW, along with the ...
30. Municipal Engineer Fines 23 Construction Projects
By Ohigginis Arcia for the Panama America - The promoters of some 23 construction projects in Panama City that do not have preconstruction approvals from the office of the Municipal Engineer have been cited for violating development laws for "publicidad engañosa" (deceptive advertising) and for defrauding buyers. Jaime Salas, the ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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