$320 Million for Water Works in Costa Rica

Funds from Spain, Japan and the IDB will be used to improve drinkable water and sewer infrastructure.

Monday, January 3, 2011


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The project comprises $20 million from Spain, a $73 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, $150 million provided by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and $77 million from the Government of Costa Rica.

$274 million will be used to improve water infrastructure in the metro area of the city of San José, including a water treatment plant, while another $26 million are earmarked for the northern areas of the country.

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