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Promises and realities of the Panama incoming government

Panama City Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Economic reactivation and employment, investments, confidence and tourism are some of the commitments of the new president of Panama, Jose Raul Mulino, for the 2024-209 term, the question is the ways he will use, analysts estimate.

In his first message to the country after his inauguration, Mulino acknowledged the tough challenges to get Panama out of the quagmire where it was left and said that, given the worrying state of public finances, he will make good use of the money, rethinking priorities.

We are not going to start the administration from nothing.

We will have to start with less than 50 billion dollars in debt’, he remarked.

The newly installed head of state announced several projects of which he spoke during the campaign, but which from now on will take priority with a clear slogan, as he insisted: less spending on politics and more investment on people.

In this sense, he mentioned the Mi Primer program for a thousand young people, the national road reconstruction plan and the bidding process for the new Oncology Hospital, among other initiatives.

He also announced changes in the collection and garbage treatment, the construction of social housing and the closing of the border with Colombia, in the Darien jungle, to stop the growing irregular migration to the United States.

In the field of education, the construction of the University City is another promise, together with the granting of titles to small producers, since the agricultural sector will have an allied president who is part of the sector, he said.

He also listed the efficient management of drinking water distribution, the opening of bank accounts as a universal right and the urgent reactivation of tourism at national level.

The president reiterated that the flagship project of his administration will be the Panama David train, to connect the country in an integral way, with a decisive impact on the economy, agriculture, employment, movement of goods and transportation of nationals and foreigners.