Yadira González, director of the Panama Tourism Authority's master tourism plan, indicated that the company is set to begin laying the foundation of the structure.
"The company must submit a progress report next week, and we were informed that they have already received the iron that will be utilized in the foundation," she said. As of September, construction of the new amphitheater had progressed by 18%.
Monitoring of project progress will begin next week by the project manager Prointec, a Spanish firm. According to the work schedule set by HPC-Contrata-P&V, the 20,000 square-meter exhibition hall will be the first building to be erected of the three that will make up the convention center.
González explained that a larger space is needed, since Atlapaisn't big enough to hold major conventions.
The other two buildings, the theater and meeting rooms, will be delivered by the end of 2014. The new amphitheater will cover an eleven-hectare lot of land on the Amador Causeway, behind the Figali Convention Center.