Costa Rica to Build $35 Million Hospital
Costa Rica's social security agency (CCSS) has begun the process of purchasing 10 hectares of land for the construction of the new William Allen Taylor health facility.
Monday, September 27, 2010
CCSS (known locally as the Caja) is now working on the building's design and in construction plans, commented the architect Gabriela Murillo Jenkins, CCSS infrastructure and technology manager.
The government has announced plans to build a hospital in Turrialba, located 6 kilometers away from the one existing, with an estimated investment of $78 million.
The Social Security Department has begun negotiations with the World Bank for $400 million to build a replacement hospital in Puntarenas, which was damaged by the recent earthquake.
In two weeks the country's social security agency (CCSS) will publish details of the bid criteria for the land where the hospital will be built.
With an $85 million total investment, works at the Heredia Hospital complex are 73% completed.
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