For several decades Panama has maintained a high level of construction projects, both public and private. Panama City is now one of the most modern cities in Central America with a beautiful skyline similar to Miami in the United States. Currently two megaprojects are underway, (e.g., the expansion of the Panama Canal and the construction of the first phase of a subway system). Both public works are planned to be completed by the year 2014; just in time for the celebration of the centennial of the Panama Canal.
If you have recently traveled to Panama City, you have certainly noticed the construction frenzy. Everywhere you go within the perimeter of the city, thousands of construction workers are working like honey bees. There is a construction boom going on, the largest in magnitude since the foundation of the nation. Sometimes I feel like a tourist in my own town. There are new housing projects in Chorrera and Arraijan I have never been before, and probably never will.
In order to capture history in progress, I went to the construction site of the subway system on the Transisthmian Highway. I want to compare this site with the same site after the subway is finished. The comparison will be dramatic. This is a project that will greatly improve our mass transportation in the metropolitan area. I’m very proud of how our country is modernizing its infrastructure.