Regulations for developing marinas in Costa Rica tightened
Congress is reviewing a plan that will prohibit the installation of marinas where their are coral eco-systems and that will regulate the tourist piers in lakes and rivers.
Monday, October 6, 2008
The iniciative, which will reform the Law of Marina Concessions and Tourist Piers which has been in force since 1998, will increase the authority of regulatory organizations.
The National Assembly has approved amendments to Law 7744, extending concessions to 35 years and reducing the associated red tape.
Only three tourist marinas are operating, while several projects are stuck in bureaucratic processes, opposition from environmentalists, and consequent difficulties of financing.
The Constitutional Court put a stop to reforms that lawmakers approved for the Law of Concessions for Marinas and Tourist Docks.
The marine industry is immersed in a crisis caused by uncertainty about the recovery in demand for docks and related services.
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