Puerto Baru in the Gulf of Chiriquí
Puerto Barú is a port being developed in the Gulf of Chiriquí. The project, which will cost 40 million dollars, aims to improve Panama’s connectivity while taking advantage of nautical tourism.
The project is backed by a from the Panama-American consortium. In addition to passengers, the terminal will also improve the mobilization of fertilizers, aggregates, fuels, and agro-industrial products.
"The port will contribute to the “Reimagining [of] the Western Region”.
- Ismael González, project director, during his presentation at CADE 2021.
The consortium, in the initial stage, is carrying out studies to complete the work that could be completed in 24 months. During the construction phase, it is estimated that it will generate 249 direct jobs, 110 indirect.
The port will open opportunities to producers and industrialists in the area. It will include 500 meters of a dock with the possibility of extending it up to 850 meters.