The legislation states that international agreements entered into by the Panamanian government, related to the management of shared or transboundary watersheds, they should be negotiated and signed in the international and regional levels according to the national interest.
Today will discuss the first reading the Draft Law No.42 «Establishing the regulatory framework for Integrated Water Resources of the Republic of Panama management» presented by Deputy Elias Castillo.
In this regard, the president of Ethical Consumption, Jakarta Rios said that this is a project management of water resources which was filed in 2008 and which at the time was a project that was given extensive debate because most startling with the privatization of rivers, from all sources of surface and ground water.
He said recently the signing of a cooperation agreement between Panama and the United Arab Emirates, who are interested in negotiating on clean energy including hydropower and water issue was given.
The bill aims to regulate indicates the use of the waters of the state, ensuring quality and quantity, through integrated water resources through sustainable management of this resource.
The legislation states that international agreements entered into by the Panamanian government, related to the management of shared or transboundary watersheds, should be negotiated and signed in the international and regional levels according to the national interest, the integrated management of water resources and sustainable use of natural resources.
«The project enables cross-border trading. We will not negotiate rivers in Europe, but they can come here to negotiate water source as is the interest of Arab Emirates.
We know that Saudi Arabia and countries in the Gulf are without water, «Rios said.
«This bill comes to 42 trasnformar water from a well of public finances to a commodity,» he said.