Using its corporate power and taking advantage of the power vacuum that is afflicting the State, a public university in Costa Rica is paying first world salaries, exacerbating the inequality that exists between Costa Ricans and severely distorting the labor market.
The idea is to take advantage of the growing consumption of french fries in the country, cultivating varieties suitable for industrial use and then processing them and competing with the 18,000 tons which are imported every year.
The Ministry of Agriculture together with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the union of potato farmers are aiming to develop and adapt tuber crops for industrial use, because the variety currently produced is designed for table consumption and not industrial use, therefore they plan to start trying different cultures, which are suitable for undergoing the frying process.
Technical regulations on the "General Principles of Good Food Manufacturing Practices" have been updated.
In December 2013, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (Inteco) updated and approved a tool which establishes the controls and requirements for all processes in the food manufacturing chain.
From a press release issued by the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (Inteco):
Semanariouniversidad.ucr.cr reports that "Of the 22 maintenance contracts given by Conavi around the country, this firm were awarded 13, ie 60% of all projects. In total the company has received maintenance contracts worth over $133.4 million.
With the intention of benefiting producers and consumers, and achieving better crop yields, in Costa Rica the price of rice is fixed by law.
According to an article in Nacion.com "a study by the Institute for Research in Economics (ICSI), at the University of Costa Rica, which was requested by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC)." states that "the law fixing the price of rice will not benefit either the consumer or the producer, as intended by the measure, nor will it promote better returns."
A study by the Universidad de Costa Rica notes that one company controls the distribution of 80% of drugs sold, with price differences of up to 1,000%.
An article in Nacion.com reports that there is "little or no competition in the private sector of medicine, product of an industry that is "highly concentrated", causing Costa Rica to have higher drug prices compared to other Central American countries."
Although the production of antivenom is at normal levels, an unexplained over demand is causing severe shortages, which worry farmers, its main consumers, who are requesting the drug’s importation.
Veterinary antivenom produced in Costa Rica is produced by the Clodomiro Picado Institute, whose director Alberto Alape-Girón notes that every year there is a plan for "how much will be produced based on demand from the previous year. The plan for 2012 was 4200 vials, of which a little over 1,000 remain to be put on the market and there are orders on a waiting list for about 600 vials."
Private and public institutions are expanding their facilities and opening new venues outside the capital city.
$8 million for a new building for the Ucimed, $980,000 for a new site for the UACA in Liberia and $130 million for an infrastructure plan for the University of Costa Rica are just some of the investments that are being planned by several colleges in Costa Rica.
As a Holding Company we are interested in helping other companies to succeed. We do that by investing in other companies with capital and or professional help to allow them to grow in exchange for ownership.
Operates in Panama and Panama
Phone: (507) 7202158
Civil Engineer construction, general contractor, gas pipeline and oil pipeline construction, petrochemical installation, fiber optic installation, highway and road construction.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama
Phone: (502) 4089 7819