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Panama Spends $2.7 Million on Visitor Toilets

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Panama realizes you need to find your way around and when you finally get to where you want to be, you will need to use the bathroom and has spent, since 2007, $2.7 million on tourism signage and the construction of basic bathrooms for Bell and Chagres national parks.

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Original Article Text From Arecoa via Google Translate :

Panama invests U.S. $ 2.7 million in 71 tourism projects

Yadira Gonzalez , director of the Tourism Master Plan 2007-2020 within the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), announced that in the last three years have invested U.S. $ 2.6 million in 71 tourism projects , among which maps, signaling by visitors crowded areas and the construction of basic infrastructure such as sanitary toilets in national parks such as Bell and Chagres.

It has also completed the installation of signs of Casco Viejo in David , Isla Colon and Boquete, and during 2013 will be placed in San Felipe, Portobelo and Fort San Lorenzo, in the province of Colon.

According to the website of ATP during the second half of 2013 to be tendered the construction of two visitor centers along the Panamerican Highway.

The ATP is asking the National Authority of Land Management (Anati) authorizing the use of land and then call a tender.

It is estimated that the two projects represent an investment of U.S. $ 600 000 and missing to define the mode of administration through a third party.

The lack of infrastructure along the Panamerican Highway , where tourists can use a public restroom, is one of the main complaints from tour operators, who argue that in many cases visitors are senior age.

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