Costa Rica: $250 Million for ICE

Several hydroelectric plants will be remodeled with funds from an IDB loan, among other projects.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) will immediately receive $250 million as a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). These funds are the first half of $500 million requested by the state from the IDB. The other $250 million will be used when necessary.

Leticia Vindas stated in an article in Elfinancierocr.com: "The loan has an interest rate of 4.93%, a 25-year term, a five-year grace period and biannual payments. Pedro Pablo Quirós, ICE executive president, explained that the money will go toward remodeling the Cachí and Río Macho plants, hydroelectric projects such as Savegre and Pacuare and several substations, among other uses specified in an implementation program."

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