Apacreto asks the Government to exclude construction industry from new mobility restrictions
The companies that are part of the Panamanian Association of Concrete Producers (Apacreto), requested this Monday the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , to include both the Construction industry and the construction activity within the exceptions contemplated within the Executive Decree No. 1686 of December 28, 2020.
The Decree No. 1686 establishes sanitary measures for restriction of citizen mobilization in the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste, from 4 to 14 January.
According to the note sent to the chief executive, the union rejects the new mobility restrictions and shows its concern about the measures imposed by people who are not businessmen, who have no notion of the economic damage they cause, and whose income does not they are affected by the measures they impose.
Apacreto expressed that they have made an immeasurable effort to get ahead despite all the restrictions, overcoming adversities and trying to preserve jobs. As you know, the Construction sector has been affected since before the pandemic, and restrictive measures such as those imposed prevent the effort being made to move forward from being successful.
They add that although we are very clear that health is a priority and a fundamental right of all people, we cannot applaud measures that directly undermine all economic recovery efforts of businesses, and that generate an inevitable feeling of powerlessness that leave all the effort made in vain.
The union highlights that companies comply with preventive measures and have become accustomed to working with virus prevention being the priority.