Panama Construction Articles & Analysis

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With its economy expanding rapidly, one of Panama’s key challenges is to provide public services for its inhabitants. From housing itself to sanitation and energy, these areas are providing a host of opportunities for construction through concessions, tenders and public private partnerships. Housing, especially at a social interest level, has become a government priority...

Despite slower GDP growth of 6.2% in 2014, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Panama remains one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies, a trend set to continue in coming years with the IMF forecasting average annual growth of around 6.5% over the next five years.

Un programa nacional para construir viviendas y lanzar proyectos públicos podría impulsar el sector constructor de Panamá hacia un fuerte crecimiento en 2015.

With a housing deficit of over 136,000 units and growing at around 15% per year, a huge market remains unsatisfied as few developers construct within the low-income segment. Government incentives, almost entirely restricted to assisting the consumer in purchasing a home, have fallen short of providing viable solutions on a large scale and...

While several of the most significant infrastructure projects draw to a close, concerns have arisen over an eventual decline in construction activity. However, deficits still remain among highways, roads, logistics operations and purely private sector ventures, providing a long list of work for the near to medium term. According to the...

Where and on what scale do you foresee new infrastructure investments?