President Juan Carlos Varela gave the order to proceed in the "Renewal of Colon" project, which includes several programs that benefit the province.
During this event the president made a call to young people who belong to gangs to emerge from those tentacles and invited them to be part of this project.
"Drug trafficking leads only to the cemetery, does not guarantee a dignified life," said Varela, who also noted that Colon has trained some 800 young people and asked contractors to give them a chance.
The head of state spoke about the virtues of the province of Colon which has been marred by violence, neglect and the unwillingness of some governments.
The "Renewal of Colon" project is one of the most ambitious of this government and provides for a total cost of 500 million dollars.