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Since the country took over administration of the Panama Canal in 1999, the canal has been an important source of revenue for the government, as Panama’s more business-like model has ensured a steadier stream of profits and revenues over the years. As a result, the government has increased tolls on several occasions and has worked to improve...

To what extent will the global economic recovery and shifting trade patterns aid revenue forecasts?

For the past decade Panama has registered impressive economic growth. According to the World Bank, GDP growth averaged 6.8% from 2000 to 2012, while government figures show double-digit growth for four of the past seven years. Economic development has been fuelled by heavy public sector spending on infrastructure, particularly the $5.25bn expansion of the Panama Canal, which should ensure long-term growth.

Chapter | Transport & Logistics from The Report: Panama 2014

Growing at double-digit rates in each of the past five years apart from 2009, the transportation and logistics sector contributed 24.1% to GDP in 2012 and is identified as one of four pillars of economic growth in the Strategic Economic Plan 2010-14. To secure the future of the sector the administration is investing $9.6bn, equivalent to 70% of public sector investment, from 2010 to 2014 in...
Una vez que el sector de transporte y logística ha sido identificado como uno de los pilares del crecimiento económico de Panamá – junto con el turismo, las finanzas y la agricultura – el gobierno ha hecho de su desarrollo una de sus prioridades.
Al tiempo que el mundo espera la conclusión del proyecto de expansión del Canal de Panamá, los esfuerzos por mejorar la infraestructura de transporte del país han continuado de manera estable. Los cambios más radicales están teniendo lugar en ciudad de Panamá, donde la construcción de un nuevo sistema metro, la descontinuación del obsoleto sistema de buses "diablo rojo" y el mejoramiento de varias de las principales vías del país deberían contribuir al alivio de la congestión generada por el rápido crecimiento de la capital.