Costa Rica: More Hospital Works Announced

The Costa Rican Social Security Department plans to launch a tender in the second half of the year for the construction and equipping of a hospital in the province of Cartago, estimated at $136 million.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Authorities from the Costa Rican Social Security Department (CCSS) announced that funding for this work will come from "... a special fund of $56 million in the budget this year, which aims to assemble a baseline of funding for projects such as this medical center. "

This project is in addition to one the government announced in September 2015, which involves the construction of a new hospital in Turrialba , also in the province of Cartago, estimated at $78 million.

"... The financial manager of the CCSS, Gustavo Picado Chacón, told that "... The new Max Peralta Hospital is estimated at $136 million ... and its construction will start in 2020. "

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