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Panama’s Central Hotel, that has been part of the Casco Antiguo since 1880, has received another extended deadline for the start of the renovation works. The building is located in the Cathedral Plaza.
This was the third extension granted by the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP). The first time was in 2011 and the second in 2013, when the time to take advantage of the tax benefits was moved to September 30, 2014.
Now the legal representatives of the Central Hotel Investment Company, have managed to have the date moved to March 2015. The ATP resolution was dated May 20 and published in the Official Gazette on Thursday June 5
The request for the extension said there had been delays in obtaining permissions from the Panama Municipality to carry out works on the exterior walls of the building and there have been delays in the infrastructure works in Casco Viejo that carried out the Brazilian construction company Norberto Odebrecht, that have prevented the interconnection of sanitary and electrical services for the building.