Costa Rica Seeks $50 Million for Sewage

Costa Rica is negotiating a $50 million loan with the IDB for the construction of a sewage treatment plant.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ricardo Sancho, president of the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) of Costa Rica reported that the institute is holding discussions with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), seeking to ensure funding for the plant which will serve 1.6 million customers.

In an article published in, it is reported that AyA already has $350 million from the Japanese Cooperation Bank for the metropolitan sewer project, but the plant requires a contribution from the country: "The contribution is $100 million, but we chose to ask for $50 million. For the bid and construction of the plant, we need $20 million for 2010, another $20 million for 2011 and $10 million for 2012," said Sancho.

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