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For those who missed the inauguration of the 2018 Feria de Flores y Café here's a summary of the President's speech. freetranslation.com President Varela inaugurates Feria de las Flores and highlights the contributions of the agricultural, tourism, and floral sectors To highlight the importance of tourism, cultivation of flowers and of the agricultural sector in the district of Boquete, Chiriqui province, president Juan Carlos Varela opened the night of this Thursday the 46th (46) version of the Fair of the Flowers and the Coffee, an event to mark the beginning of the trade fair in the country. The President stressed that this event is a demonstration of the labor, delivery and sensitivity of the boquetenos to devote himself to the cultivation of two items: the flowers and the coffee, which has international projection. He said that after 42 months of management, has strengthened the institutional framework of the country, promoting industries and trade, agriculture, tourism, in addition to providing support to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. "We are going to continue fighting, together, by a Panama of opportunity, justice, sustained growth and prosperity for all, because he promised to the Panamanian people when he gave us confidence to lead the ship of state on the present quinquennium, 2014-2019," the Head of State to the attendees of the event. During the Administration of President Varela invested more than 43 million balboas in works within the district of Boquete, among them, the bridge over the Caldera River (B/. 3.8 million), the sewerage of Boquete (B/. 22.5 million) and the Southern Route Potrerillos Arriba - Palmyra (B/. 14.9 million) that will benefit agricultural activities, tourism, and the connectivity between communities very close with Boquete. In addition, recalled the Ruler, the residents of this district are benefiting from all the programs developed by the Government of the Republic at the national level how are Panama Bilingual, My School First, Census of Health, Universal Scholarship, 120 to 65; ceilings of Hope, 100/0. Event The Fair of the Flowers and the Coffee is one of the best fairs at the national level, the organization and execution of the event takes a series of planning and the most important is the preparation of the gardens and plans to achieve an economic injection between 10 and 12 million dollars. These (gardens) are the main attraction of the fair and every year there are several varieties of flower seeds from the United States, Canada and France, to present an event lucid. Reynaldo Serracin, chairman of the board of trustees of the Fair, he pointed out that the forty-sixth version (46), it is expected that the assistance of visitors exceeds more than 160 thousand visitors and, therefore, have been reinforced security measures in the district. It also has a closed circuit monitoring, which in a coordinated manner along with levels of security, will provide the peace of mind to the visitors of this tourist activity. In this version, the fair has 35 gardens that will be the attraction of visitors, especially the garden decorated with the flag of Chiriqui, which was made up of natural plants. In the same way, opens a "pedestrian sidewalk" on the Caldera river, which has been decorated for the occasion and that will allow visitors to have a pleasant souvenir of your visit to Boquete.
President Varela’s promotional video clip for the Fair. Samy and Sandra ..always a party!