This infrastructure will benefit more than 300,000 users residing in North Panama

Inauguration of Villa Zaita station in the Panama Metro, in whose construction OHLA participated

April 26, 2024

OHLA achieves a new success in Panama. On April 25, the official inauguration of the Villa Zaita station in the Panama Metro took place. The company and Mota Engil are part of the Línea Panamá Norte consortium, which was awarded the 160 million euro contract for the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro.

In addition to the Villa Zaita station with a capacity of more than 10,000 passengers during peak hours, the contract includes the construction of a bus interchange with a capacity of more than 8,000 passengers and an-800-space parking lot. Another component of the project is the widening of the Transisthmian Way to six lanes and a two-level traffic segment, as well as pedestrian and landscaping improvements, which will be developed on the existing easement.

Promoting sustainable urban mobility

This new infrastructure, which offers direct access to the Policlínica de la Caja del Seguro Social Dr. Edilberto Culiosis, is a crucial point in the expansion of the capital’s public transportation system and will benefit not only the local population, but also users whose destination is the northern area of Panama.

The new station, which promotes sustainable mobility in Panama, will facilitate access to public transportation and will have a bus terminal and an exclusive area for taxis, separated from vehicular traffic.

In addition to its work on the Panama Metro, OHLA recently announced the addition of a new project to its portfolio in the country. The contract includes the design and construction of the expansion of a water treatment plant in Mendoza, west of Panama City, in the La Chorrera district, for more than 50 million euros.

Extensive experience in metro contracts in Latin America

With 45 years of experience in Latin America, OHLA has extensive experience in the construction of railway projects in the region. These include the Medellín tramway (Colombia), the most modern tramway system in Latin America, with a length of 4.3 km and a gradient of up to 12.5%, the longest tramway system in the world; several projects in the Santiago de Chile metro (Chile); the first section of the interurban line linking Toluca, capital of the state of Mexico, with Mexico City, with a length of 36.15 km; and Line 2 of the Guadalajara metro, capital of the state of Jalisco, also in Mexico.