Costa Rica and Panama blame each other for delay in bridge construction
Due to the red tape in both countries they could not come to an agreement to build a new international bridge over the Sixaola river on the border between both countries.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
More than three years ago, in April 2005, both governments agreed to build a 240 meter metal bridge to replace the current structure which is more than 100 years old and which is severely rusted and has completed its useful life.
The 362 meter bridge above the San Juan river will streamline the transit of goods and create opportunities for the development of new logistics routes.
The Permanent Bi-national Commission has urged the Ministries of Public Works of Panama and Costa Rica to construct a bridge over the river border at Sixaola in three months .
Lack of adequate customs infrastructure and delays to building of new bridge are hampering trade.
The $30 million bridge over the San Juan river will be 260 meters long.
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