- Foreign Ministry
Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo toured the project of the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH) in Pacific Panama. With an initial investment of 17 million Balboas, so far the works show a progress of 67%. The logistics center will start operations in the first quarter of next year.
The CLRAH will house three important users: the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), operated by the World Food Program (PMA); the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (FICR); and the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC). Once this humanitarian center starts operations, a third phase will begin in the project, which includes a platform for aircraft parking and the taxiway.
The Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH), also known as the "Humanitarian Hub" aims to incorporate the emergency operations of several actors into a modern and integrated logistics facility. The hub will offer as service for the humanitarian users, the logistics platform of Panama, for aid delivery in natural disasters and catastrophes in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The facilities will provide the necessary infrastructure and services to ensure 24-hour surveillance and be able to respond immediately and effectively to disasters in the region.
Vicepresidenta @IsabelStMalo recorre las obras del Centro Logístico Regional de Asistencia Humanitaria. A partir del próximo año, desde estas instalaciones se atenderá a América Latina y El Caribe en caso de desastres y emergencias naturales pic.twitter.com/XoLcxJSWvz— Cancillería Panamá (@CancilleriaPma) December 5, 2017
Vicepresidenta @IsabelStMalo y el ministro de Gobierno encargado @rubiocarlosE realizan recorrido por el proyecto en construcción del #HubHumanitario que lleva un 35% de avance. pic.twitter.com/QGRQRBgPiV— MinGobPA (@MinGobPA) December 5, 2017