A new web platform has been presented to register architectural plans in digital format with the National Registry.
From a press release by the Association of Engineers and Architects (CFIA):
The Association of Engineers and Architects (CFIA by its initials in Spanish), the College of Engineering Surveyors (CIT in Spanish) and the National Registry office have presented a new electronic digital registry system for surveys and plans to be submitted to the National Registry. The procedure will be carried out through the platform known as ' Administrador de Proyectos de Topografía (APT)' (Project Management for Surveys), belonging to the CFIA, and which enables users across the country to register online, without having to go to the office of the National Registry in Zapote.
El Salvador, Panama and Costa Rica signed a consolidated supervision agreement for entities operating in their jurisdictions.
The agreement, signed by the banking supervisors of the three countries, foresees exchanging information, providing optimal conditions for supervision, and fostering stable, solid financial systems in the three countries.
CONASSIF (National Council for Financial System Supervision) of Costa Rica tempered several risk indicators that would allow banks to offer better repayment terms to their customers.
The Chamber of Banking and Financial Institutions of Costa Rica (CBF) had requested a long series of amendments tending toward more flexible criteria for banking supervision in February and the CONASSIF had already made some concessions with regard to risk indicators three weeks ago.
In Costa Rica, exactly at a time when financial operators are asking for greater flexibility, the mandate of the “hard hand of SUGEF” comes to an end.
Upon finalizing his 5 year mandate as the head of the General Superintendent of Financial Companies of Costa Rica, the current Superintendent, Oscar Rodriguez Ulloa, whose management was characterized by productivity in regulations that modernized banking norms and also by an inflexibility in his dealings with supervised companies, will terminate his post on the 28th of February.