Sergio Arce, from Nacion.com, published some comments from Mr. Solano, "excessive procedures to develop new projects, coupled with legal uncertainty ... As beautiful and attractive as we are, internal tourist travel becomes uncomfortable and this detracts from the experience and enjoyment the country offers."
Works include rebuilding and maintaining Puntarenas and the new sea park of Caldera.
In Puntarenas, authorities will invest $3 million to build a two storey building for a bar and restaurant plus an area for two pools.
Once construction is complete, the Municipality of Puntarenas “will be responsible of putting out to tender the administration of the recreation center, with support from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute”.
The future Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry proposes the creation of a court that will be responsible for dealing with complaints from citizens who feel affected by bureaucratic excesses of the state.
If this nonsense is a sign of what the work will be of the next head of the MEIC, the Costa Rican productive sector should not put too much hope in his management.
Employers point to the thick web of paperwork that must be traversed in Costa Rica if you want to start a new business.
From a press release issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations in the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):
Most entrepreneurs, according to the latest data from the Survey "Business Pulse" by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) indicate that in Costa Rica there are a number of constraints to the initiation of a new business in the country.
The long processes to start a company in Costa Rica do not seem so bad for Latin America, but they are unacceptable at the international level.
When a country wants to enter the global market as a means for progress and economic and social development, it should offer expedited pathways for investors and entrepreneurs to start a business or to facilitate introducing their products and services to the economy.
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