Public Construction Grew by 21% in Costa Rica
Public works constructions in Costa Rica for January 2009 recorded an increase of 21% over the same month in 2008.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This increase in public construction softened the 8% drop that was experienced by private construction during the same period.
While state officials are happy to delegate their responsibilities to the UN Office for Project Services, the Comptroller of Guatemala has declared that its services are "detrimental to the interests of the state".
In Costa Rica an order has been given to suspend construction of a supervision contract awarded to the state run power company for a road building project, because it is considered outside of its normal tasks.
Up to $372 million of the state pension scheme could be invested in public infrastructure projects in Costa Rica.
The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has announced a package of 52 construction projects ready to be offered to companies between September and December this year.
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