Construction Companies Complain about Road Infrastructure

The Costa Rican construction sector has requested the government clarify and prioritise public infrastructure projects.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Costa Rican Chamber of Construction has issued a press release representing the following groups:

The National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (Lanamme UCR), The Federate School of Engineers and Architects (CFIA), The Union of Chambers of Private Enterprise (UCCAEP), The Costa Rican Chamber of Construction (CCC), The Chamber of Architectural and Engineering Consultants (CCAI) and the Association of Streets and Roads in Costa Rica (ACCCR).

The statement says that “A group of public and private organizations called ‘Consensus for the Rescue of the National Road Network’, intends to provide solutions for the Government to improve the state of the national road network through short, medium and long term planning.

“In the last 30 years, investment in infrastructure for transport has not been a priority of the administration responsible for the sector. Up to 30th of June of this year, the execution of the CONAVI budget was 20%, and payments from such correspond mainly to loan services, primarily addressing complaints by contractors and administrative expenses and not in investment in works.

Costa Rica occupies 101st place in the world in terms of infrastructure, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011.”

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