Chinese contractor begins work on $137m new town in Panama

  • Photo: The ground-breaking ceremony, attended by the president of Panama (China Construction America)

  • The contractor, which is the American subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation, was awarded the scheme on 4 August.
  • The police intervened to keep the demonstrators from disrupting the ground-breaking ceremony.
  • The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Juan Carlos Varela, the president of Panama.
  • The scheme will also host a campus for the University of Panama for West Panama.