A series of major road projects is being carried out in Panama. The Santiago-David road is being upgraded at present. The work has been split into five sections, with the entire project expected to cost US$1.08 billion. The plans are now being drawn up for the 40km section connecting San Juan and La Pita. This stretch of the project will cost $218.26 million to carry out.

Meanwhile bids are being received for the first section of the Corredor de las Playas road project. This involves widening the 36.3km route between La Chorrera and Santa Cruz so that it has three lanes in either direction, boosting capacity. Panama’s Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has set a reference price of $627 million for this section of the project.