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Panama: Protesters rally against slow pace of infrastructure construction02:03

Panama: Protesters rally against slow pace of infrastructure construction

Panama, Colon
April 20, 2018 at 00:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds rallied against a perceived slow pace of the construction of vital infrastructure in Panama's second largest city Colon on Thursday.

Protesters chanted and held banners, expressing their anger over the slow pace of a project aiming to revitalise Colon's collapsed sewage system, deficient water supply and crumbling housing.

Ditches left open for long periods were regularly filled with dirty water due to the failing sewage system. The dirty water then flooded the city's streets.

One protester named Edgardo Voitier said "Mr. President, stop being so stubborn, sign the decree and establish a diologue, do what we elected you to do, govern and solve the problems!"

Cientos de personas se manifestaron el jueves contra el ritmo lento de la construcción de infraestructura vital en la segunda ciudad más grande de Panamá, Colón.

Los manifestantes corearon eslóganes y sostuvieron pancartas para expresar su enojo por la lentitud de un proyecto que mejoraría el sistema de alcantarillado que colapsó en Colón, el suministro deficiente de agua y las viviendas desmoronadas.

Las zanjas permanecieron abiertas durante largos períodos y se llenaron con agua sucia debido al sistema de alcantarillado defectuoso. El agua inundó las calles de la ciudad.

Edgardo Voitier, un manifestante dijo: “Señor Presidente, deje de lado la obstinación, firme el decreto y formalicemos la mesa de diálogo, haga lo que mandamos a hacer con el voto, vaya a gobernar y resuelva los problemas".

Panama: Protesters rally against slow pace of infrastructure construction02:03
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Hundreds rallied against a perceived slow pace of the construction of vital infrastructure in Panama's second largest city Colon on Thursday.

Protesters chanted and held banners, expressing their anger over the slow pace of a project aiming to revitalise Colon's collapsed sewage system, deficient water supply and crumbling housing.

Ditches left open for long periods were regularly filled with dirty water due to the failing sewage system. The dirty water then flooded the city's streets.

One protester named Edgardo Voitier said "Mr. President, stop being so stubborn, sign the decree and establish a diologue, do what we elected you to do, govern and solve the problems!"

Cientos de personas se manifestaron el jueves contra el ritmo lento de la construcción de infraestructura vital en la segunda ciudad más grande de Panamá, Colón.

Los manifestantes corearon eslóganes y sostuvieron pancartas para expresar su enojo por la lentitud de un proyecto que mejoraría el sistema de alcantarillado que colapsó en Colón, el suministro deficiente de agua y las viviendas desmoronadas.

Las zanjas permanecieron abiertas durante largos períodos y se llenaron con agua sucia debido al sistema de alcantarillado defectuoso. El agua inundó las calles de la ciudad.

Edgardo Voitier, un manifestante dijo: “Señor Presidente, deje de lado la obstinación, firme el decreto y formalicemos la mesa de diálogo, haga lo que mandamos a hacer con el voto, vaya a gobernar y resuelva los problemas".

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