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Martinelli promises government to build new potable water plant in Panama City

Monday, February 7, 2011

Panama's president, Ricardo Martinelli, has said the government plans to build a new potable water plant in the capital, according to a presidential release.

"We're going to build another potable water plant in Panama City near the Bayano river to provide water for the eastern area so we don't depend solely on the Madden lake and Chilibre potable water plant," Martinelli said.

The capital suffered a severe water shortage in December and January when the Chilibre plant broke down following heavy rain that led its main supply to become contaminated with sediment.

Original source: Business News Americas