Costa Rica: $90 Million for Road Works

CABEI approved the extension of financing to CONAVI for an amount of up to $90 million, to finance the completion of the northern section of the peripheral ring in the Uruca - Calle Blancos section and the rehabilitation of the bridge over the Virilla River, National Route 32.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The construction will be executed by the National Roads Council (CONAVI). The resources approved for the loan extension will have a 15-year term, including a five-year grace period, according to the international organization.

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From the CABEI statement:

Tegucigalpa, December 12, 2019. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved today the extension of financing to the National Road Council (CONAVI) of the Republic of Costa Rica for an amount of up to US$90.05 million to finance the "Program of Strategic Works of Road Infrastructure - Loan No. 2080."

This operation will finance the completion of the northern section of the ring road in the Uruca - Calle Blancos section and the rehabilitation of the bridge over the Virilla River, National Route 32. The construction will be executed by CONAVI. The resources approved for the loan extension will have a 15-year term, including a five-year grace period.

The main expected impacts will be a 1.25 kilometer (km) increase for a total of 42,846.55 kms in the country's road network; a reduction in the average travel time from 1.76 minutes to 1.04 minutes, which is expected to have a decrease of approximately 40 percent in the travel time invested in the stretch by each user; improved access and connectivity of rural and urban communities.

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, recognized CABEI for the financing of these road works, which are essential to improve urban mobility in the peripheral ring that surrounds San José, contribute to people's well-being, improve the country's competitiveness and promote national development.

In this sense, the Executive President of the CABEI, Dr. Dante Mossi, stated that "This loan is called to increase the quality of life of the inhabitants, the competitiveness of the economic activities that require efficient transfers and the economic and social ties of the inhabitants in the area of influence of the works."



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