David, Panama – construction everywhere!

There always seem to be projects underway in our area. There are everything from small home improvement projects to major road construction. New commercial buildings and new homes are everywhere and more are planned. There is a sign in my favorite field that says it will become a housing area soon, and people are looking at land by the river below our house.

This is one of many new walls that have been built in our neighborhood. Most are short with fences above but since this is on a busier street, we figured this is why they built a solid wall.

This is one of many new walls that have been built in our neighborhood. Most are short with fences like the one next to the wall. Since this is on a busier street, we figured this is why they built a solid wall. The opening is for trash. The trash is put in from the back, and the trash men can pick it up from the front.

We have seen more piles of dirt left by the street lately. When this happens, soon after there are men with wheelbarrows to move the dirt and get going on whatever gardening project is underway.

We have seen more piles of dirt by the street lately. Soon after they appear, there are men with wheelbarrows to move the dirt and get going on whatever gardening project is underway.

This is a very common sight! People often add new rooms or terraces to their homes. Construction is with block and cement, and the cement is mixed by the side of the street. Whenever you see piles of sand, gravel, and blocks by the side of the road you know a new addition is soon to come.

This is a very common sight. People often add new rooms or terraces to their homes. Construction is with block and cement. The cement is mixed on the ground and taken by wheelbarrow to where it is needed. Whenever you see piles of sand, gravel, and blocks by the side of the road you know a project is underway.

They are building a little complex of houses here. It will be interesting to see this when it is finished.

They are building a little complex of houses here. It looks like it’s going to be nice so will be interesting to see this when it is finished.

There are also more major projects underway everywhere. We have seen many bus stops being built, and a number of overpasses for pedestrians over busy roadways.

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The biggest project underway in our area is an overpass. The new road from Boquete is almost finished, and where it intersects with the PanAmerican highway it will go up over the highway. On and off ramps are also planned. This is a congested area so hopefully this will help the traffic flow, and it is very interesting to see the construction in progress.

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We are in the US now so there won’t be many more posts from Panama for awhile. I had these photos standing by and this post planned though, so I’m catching up a bit. It will be interesting to see what has been happening when we return to Panama!

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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