Panama Bay Wastewater Treatment

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Sewage that feeds into Panama Bay

Sewage that feeds into Panama Bay

The Panama Bay will finally, after many years of being polluted, start the process of treatment of wastewater from Panama City. Panama’s Ministry of Health has opened the table for bids to submit documents that certify to complete this process and perform those jobs. Maybe, one day in the future, Panama City will have a clean bay that everyone can be proud of. More information below from La Prensa (Translated to English from Spanish) –

Open tender for sanitation works consultant Bay

The sanitation project of the Bay of Panama includes the construction of the system of collection, transmission, interception and treatment of wastewater.

2:32 pm – The Ministry of Health (MoH) opened the process for selecting the consulting firm that is responsible for conducting studies to construct additional works to consolidate the system of collection, transmission, interception and treatment of wastewater Panama City.

The agency published this week in an official summons PanamaCompra where invites all interested companies to submit documents that certify to perform those jobs.

The studies are part of the Sanitation of the city and Panama Bay.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance part of this project that includes the revision and updating of feasibility studies and final designs for wastewater treatment in the area of the basin’s rivers and Matasnillo Curundú and in the middle and lower basin of the river Juan Diaz, according to the invitation.

As included studies and designs of interconnections subcollectors discharges or for collection of water to the conveyance to be designed in these basins and to the collectors built by the Sanitation project, the city and the Bay.

The consulting company that is winning should also develop a feasibility study of the collection system in the areas of San Sebastian, Paitilla and Iguana Creek.

Consultants will be selected according to the procedures outlined in the Policies for the Selection and Employment of Consultants financed by the IDB and have until 1 December this year to send their expressions of interest.

Ana Carolina Quintero


PRESS / File


  • Jeff says:

    This can’t happen soon enough. Its sad walking near Paitilla on the Cinta Costera during low tide, that river stinks! The bay provides a beautiful vista for the city and it’s going to be wonderful sin raw sewage.

  • Glenn Oliver says:

    Being the heading hotspot for water and wastewater contract open doors, has an easy to use site that permits the sellers to discover all the data they require in one spot.

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