Construction in the Costa Rican Pacific Recovers

In Jacó and its surroundings, in recent years there has been an upturn in construction, mainly because of the development of residential projects.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Data from the Federal College of Engineers and Architects (CFIA) indicate that since 2016 the number of square meters of construction processed in the cantons of Esparza, Puntarenas, Garabito and Quepos, all of the central Pacific, have remained high.

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The figures show that after the processing of 188,592 m2 was reported in 2015, in 2016 the figure reached 300,740 m2, and in 2017 and 2018 it remained at 266,773 m2 and 279,438 m2, respectively.

The municipal engineer, Manuel Guerrero, explained to that "... in recent years there has been an interesting upturn in the construction of social housing in that district, through the bond, which he considered very important because it reduces the deficit of houses. There are upturns in the areas of commerce and tourism, but the council would expect much more to help the takeoff of the district."

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Susana Rodriguez, coordinator of Technical Services of the municipality of Garabito, said that "... Every 15 days between 100 and 200 requests for changes in land use are received in the municipality of Garabito. There is indeed a demand for commercial construction, but much more is happening in the home and specifically in condominiums.

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