The visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping resulted in concrete facts that indicate the interest of Asian country for Central America, and consolidate Costa Rica as their bridgehead to the region.
Elfinancierocr.com has reported on the most relevant of these acts, the signing of a $400 million loan at a very low interest rate, to finance the expansion of a major road linking the capital of Costa Rica with the main port of the country.
Popularly known as "tuc tuc’s", these vehicles are displacing traditional urban transport.
In the area of San Benito and Flores alone more than 600 motorcycletaxis are in circulation, and they are preferred by transport users for their speed. The increase in the number of units has led to the formation of draft regulations specifically for them, as they are not covered under the Traffic Act.
The Transit and Land Transport Authority has announced that the taxi system will change from hired to concessional format.
Roberto Moreno, deputy director of the Authority, said the new system will have the same rules as Mi Bus, the metrobus system management company, adding that concessional taxis will remove taxi drivers "I don't go there" policies.
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