The basic health program was one of the initiatives of the current President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela during his political campaign.
Today, this program is part of his government plan and will be implemented during his term of office (2014-2019). The main objectives of the program are to provide communities in marginal areas with difficult access, with drinking water 24 hours a day, as well as to eliminate old and traditional latrines, replacing them by building new sanitary units. It is important to emphasize that the purpose of this governmental program is to generate a positive social impact in terms of quality of life for the population, while promoting the economy of the regions that will be benefited with new jobs.
These sanitary units consist of a drinking water supply system, solid and liquid waste management, and components of a standard rest room: washbasin, shower and toilet.IC Corporation has been awarded with contracts for several “turnkey” projects, which consist of design, engineering, supply, installation and certification of 5,000 sanitary units in the communities of Chilibre, Pedregal, Santiago and El Roble, located throughout the country. The governmental entity that promotes the project is Consejo Nacional para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CONADES).Following the development of this important project, a team of professionals from the Panama office (manager and logistics staff), along with colleagues from the Shanghai office (manager and logistics staff), visited and evaluated several manufacturers and products in the People’s Republic of China to establish strategic commercial ties for this and other similar projects in the future.