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Chamber of Commerce: Outage at Tocumen Airport affects the country’s image

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  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:27
The failure in a transformer of a substation of the country’s main air terminal left about 10,000 passengers stranded and more than 100 flights canceled
  • EFE

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (Cciap) urged to undertake "all the necessary investments" in the International Airport of Tocumen to avoid that a blackout similar to that ocurred last Monday is reported, where about 3 millions dollars between airlines were lost.

"We urge to make all the required investments in Tocumen, SA, and in entities called to provide public services, because we are risking the country's reputation and the quality and availability of services," said the members of the organization through a statement.

They also highlighted that what happened "affects the country’s image" and requested explanations accompanied by an action plan to help improve the processes of  risk identification and prevention, as well as the current maintenance.

The failure in a transformer of a substation of the country’s main air terminal left about 10,000 passengers stranded and more than 100 flights canceled.

The business organization regarded it as "unacceptable" that, only in the case that such incidents occur, "it is highlighted the need to reform state-owned enterprises called to provide a public service, such as the Electric Transmission Company, SA (Etesa)," the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan), MiBus, among others.

The Tocumen airport administration said in a press release that it works on corrective measures to strengthen the terminal's electrical system.

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