THE NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR GOVERNMENTAL INNOVATION WILL PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE TO THE PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY TO CREATE THE SECRETARIAT OF LOGISTICS.

 

Panama, September 11.

Staff members of the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) and representatives of the National Authority for Governmental Innovation (AIG), held a brainstorming meeting, in which, they coordinated the path to follow in order to create a National Secretariat of Logistics in Panama.
The National Secretariat of Logistics seeks to develop a National Logistics Plan in Panama, which aims to turn the country into the most important logistics hub in the region.

The port maritime development that Panama has reached, coupled with the expansion of the Panama Canal – in which about 144 maritime routes worldwide converge – turns Panama into a suitable site for a development that will impact the entire region.

The Deputy Director of the Planning Office of the PMA, Mr. José Miguel Rovira, said that the meeting was positive, since the Administrator of the AIG, Mr. Irvin Halman, showed interest in supporting this initiative that promotes the development of the logistics and the shipping industry, which in turn, results in a positive impact on the national economy.

Mr. Rovira pointed that the AIG will provide technical advice to strengthen the flow of information, at an inter-institutional level, which in turn promotes the development of Panama as a logistics platform.

The meeting was attended by Mrs. Teresa Berbey, Head of Legal Services, and Mr. Edgar Rodriguez, National Director of Governmental Innovation, on behalf of the AIG; on behalf of the Panama Maritime Authority, Mrs. Gicela Rachel Kinkead, Mrs. Migdalia Jaen, and Mr. Jose Miguel Rovira attended the meeting. Finally, on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mr. Hector Mendoza and Mrs. Dianela Zachrisson were present.