New infrastructure construction launched in the UTP

New infrastructure construction launch in the UTP

 Writing /Web;  critica.com.pa

With an investment of more than 39 million balboas, President Juan Carlos Varela started Tuesday the construction of new infrastructure in the Central Campus of the Technological University of Panama (UTP).

The Chief Executive emphasized this investment as an important step towards the strengthening of higher education in view of the great demand of professionals required in different areas.

“Panama is growing and will continue to grow thanks to organizations such as the Technological University of Panama and for that reason we will continue to support it,” said the President at an event on the UTP campus, Dr. Victor Levi Sasso.

With these works that will benefit more than 15 thousand people who daily go to this center of higher education. It will also provide new and modern research spaces and laboratories for studies.

The president stressed that the UTP is a reference center for the state when it is necessary to research, review structures or analyze the conditions of buildings, “because it inspires confidence in the quality of its professionals and the products it delivers.”

The Governor said that “here they will have the tools to build their future, with the necessary technology to continue and realize the potential developing projects that benefit the Panamanian population.”

The Varela Administration has drawn up plans to reinforce education in the country and programs such as My First School, Aprende al Máximo and Panama Bilingüe are being developed, which allow the studies to prepare for their income in prestigious universities such as UTP.

Meanwhile, the UTP rector, Óscar Ramírez, thanked the President for his support to the UTP to implement this work, and emphasized that it will positively impact the student population.

Details of the work

This project consists of four buildings, an access road and has an investment of over 39.4 million balboas. Construction is expected to conclude in 26 months and buildings will feature office furnishings, classrooms, study rooms, cafeteria, libraries and conference rooms with their projection equipment.

The works include a Student Facilities Building (10.2 million balboas); Educational Classrooms Building (11.4 million balboas); Building of Research Laboratories (11.4 million balboas); Teaching Laboratories Building (3.1 million balboas) and the construction of the C Street of the Central Campus, which will cost 3 million balboas.

During the presentation of the order to proceed and the first step of the project to be carried out by the ME Consortium, President Varela was accompanied by the Minister of Education, Marcela Paredes and the UTP rector, Óscar Ramírez.