Costa Rica Invites Tenders for Hospital Center

In two weeks the country's social security agency (CCSS) will publish details of the bid criteria for the land where the hospital will be built.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The search is for a 15 hectare site or bigger close to the center of Cartago province, south east of the Costa Rica capital, San Jose.

"The terms and conditions are now finished and it just remains to get legal sign-off," the architect Gabriela Murillo Jenkins, CCSS Infrastructure Manager, told At the same time CCSS is carrying out studies to determine the profile of the hospital required.

Work is expected to be completed within four years.

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