Chaos In Panama City Over Lack Of Clean Drinking Water
Tuesday, January 11 2011 @ 01:36 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Vice President Juan Carlos Varela announced yesterday the government has hired the services of additional water tanker trucks to meet demand in most areas with greater involvement in an operation coordinated by the Emergency Operations Center. Meanwhile, the evangelical leader Edwin Alvarez, in a special worship ceremony held at the Roberto Duran arena, asked the government to spend the $1.5 million dollars they had destined for Carnival celebrations this year on ways to find a solution to the water crisis.
The political opposition attacks 'laziness' of the Government and demerits the argument of the problems of water turbidity and sediment problems in Lake Alajuela. They wonder how, with the same problems, the Panama Canal Authority has been able to keep the water treatment plant at Miraflores running smoothly. (La Estrella)