A route for the purpose of know the progress of the jobs of rehabilitation That perform in two kilometers of Oil Pipeline TrailLocated in the Soberania National Park, made, this Saturday, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) and the Ministry of Environment (MiAmbiente).

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So far it has been removed the weeds in the roadsides that prevented the drainage of rainwater, sand they enabled drains and they have repaired a number of holes that plagued that section of the road.

Furthermore, it has been given maintenance of the bridge over the Frijolito River, whose wood is in very poor condition. This Saturday in collaboration with units of the National Police and the group of Gamboa volunteers new wood was placed on this bridge, which was confiscated in Darién by MiAmbiente.

all these improvements will allow that tourists and recreationists they can have one best experience in this historic road.

In March 2022the ATP and the Avifauna Foundation subscribed a agreement of sponsorship, with which the money to start with the trail improvements.

Adrián Benedetti, coordinator of the 1,000 Kilometers of Trails Projectassured that in the coming weeks they will cThey will conclude with the works in this first section of the path of the Pipeline, of approximately 22 kilometers.

These two kilometers are the most frequented by tourists and recreationists and are recognized worldwide as the “Neotropical Mecca for Bird Watching”. In this place, in 1985established a world record by sighting 385 different species in 24 hours, stressed Benedetti.

The walks on this trail gives the opportunity to visitor to breathe pure airor, observe a variety of birds, wildlife in generalcOrrer and take a dip in the rivers.

It is important to note that the Camino del Oleoducto, built in the 1930s by United States combat engineers, is a route that follows an old fuel pipeline that was part of the Panama Canal autonomy plan.

The ATP administrator, Iván Eskildsen, stated that rehabilitating and make them adaptations to this path has the purpose of continuing in the country the Project 1,000 Kilometers of Walking trails yreactivate tourism in the communities at both ends: Gamboa and Lemonas well as increasing visits to the Rainforest Discovery Center, which apart from receiving tourists, educates about the extraordinary nature of the Panamanian isthmus.

esskildsen stressed that the path Pipeline Road is one of the most iconical in Latin America for the sighting of birds and scientific researchs, which also gives importance and value to this site.

The trail rehabilitation is part of 1,000 Kilometers of Trails project, which since January 2021 has been running progressive at the national level the ATP and MiAmbiente in terrestrial and aquatic spaces. “Our commitment to the future is that Panama is recognized as a world-class sustainable destination,” highlighted the ATP administrator.

The Sustainable Tourism Master Plan extended to 2025, with the Tourism Conservation and Research (TCI) strategy, considers bird watching and bird watching as priority actions to promote destination-Panama. Adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing segments globally, generating approximately $683 billion a year.

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