According to a statement by the fair's public relations department, 400 police agents will be on duty to provide security. In 2012, the fair event was attended by 117,000 people, a figure that the organizers hope to surpass in their 41st event.
Manolo Ruiz, mayor of Boquete, said that “we want those who attend the fair to feel safe, and so we will coordinate with the Police and the SINAPROC.” He indicated that the Traffic Police and the Ministry of Public Works will provide security along the stretch of road between David, Dolega and Boquete for those who will use this route to reach the fair in Boquete.
The governor of Chiriquí, Aixa Santamaría, met with the Flowers and Coffee Fair Board to coordinate security for the upcoming event, which will be held from January 10 to 20 this year.
“This is a very positive event for the province and for the country, since it promotes positive income through tourism, and we also seek to highlight the work of women and men during the fair,” stated Santamaría.