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Save trees orotest against private school project

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Posted 05/08/2019

On  Monday, August 5  private a group of residents of the Clayton area held a peaceful protest against the construction works of the British school King's College.

The neighbors said that they decided to make the demonstration in defense of the forests that cover the area.

"We don't want to lose more trees, we are without forests in the areas reserved by this school," the residents said.

On March 22, former President Juan Carlos Varela was present along with the British ambassador to Panama, Damion Potter at the ceremonial turning of the first sod for the construction of the campus.

During the event, Varela mentioned that his government has been very interested in the development respecting the environment of the Clayton area, surrounded by tropical vegetation.

The administrative body of King's College, meanwhile, announced that it has complied with and will continue to comply with all permits and processes to carry out this work, noting that Clayton residents can be sure that the school has been designed under the highest environmental conservation standards.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/environment/save-trees-orotest-against-private-school-project

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Private school  construction on hold pending study

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Clayton residents protest to save trees and wildlife

Posted 20/08/2019

The construction of a new King's College school in Clayton has received a temporary suspension order from the Panama Municipal Council until the anomalies presented by the local community have been evaluated says a statement released by the residents of the Clayton area.

"The Housing Commission will be called for next week with the various ministries to start over and see the whole issue of laws," said Iván Vásquez, representative of Ancon at the end of Tuesday’s Municipal Council meeting.

A spokeswoman for the association of residents of the area transmitted to the media the concern of the neighbors due to the animals that are leaving that forest.

"The technical studies done by the companies detail that there is no fauna, only birds; but we constantly see deer, toucans, and monkeys coming out of their habitat, that is one of the main effects," he said.

King's Group, the company responsible for the construction of the British school, has not issued a statement says La Estrella..

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/environment/private-school-construction-on-hold-pending-study

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