Costa Rica: New Impetus for Convention Center

After several failed attempts, it has been announced that eleven construction companies have now pre-qualified and it is expected that work the work, valued at $30 million, will start in the second half of the year.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The companies which have expressed interest and will have to submit their bids no later than June 24 are: Estructuras S.A, ICA S.A, Constructora Gonzalo Delgado S.A, Constructora Navarro y Avilés, Edica Ltd., Constructora Van Deer Lat y Jiménez, Copisa-Setecoop, FCC Centro Nacional de Convenciones, Consorcio Sogeosa-Constructora Eliseo Vargas and Edificar S.A.

Wilhelm von Breymann, Minister of Tourism, told that "... It (the project) could be rescued and we are seeing who can build it (...) It's a green light, it has the green light from the government and we are finalizing some technical parts. I think that very soon we will be able to lay the first stone. "

"... Construction will take between a year and a half, to two years from the start date. The National Congress and Convention Center will have capacity for 4,500 people and will have a main floor of about 11 meters, where there will an area for exhibitions, conference rooms, VIP meeting rooms, press rooms, offices inscriptions, lobby area , and areas for services. "

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From $32 to $35 million For Convention Center

April 2016

The construction companies Van Der Laat y Jimenez, Estructuras, S.A., and Edica, submitted bids to build and equip a new convention center in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica: $20 million for Airport Expansion

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A terminal for domestic flights and a new fire station are part of the works that the administration of San Jose International Airport plans to start in November.

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NO to New Airport in Costa Rica

April 2015

The tourism minister has ruled out the possibility of building a new airport, arguing that the current one has sufficient capacity and there is a more urgent need for improving and expanding the one in Liberia.

Remodeling the Daniel Oduber Airport in Guanacaste is the option which the tourism minister, Wilhelm von Breymann has proposed, since the construction of a new terminal is not a priority and would involve a long process of preparing feasibility studies.

New Flight England - Costa Rica

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The airline Thomson Airways will be operating a weekly direct flight between London and Liberia, Guanacaste, starting from November 2015.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT):

The airline Thomson Airways today announced a direct flight between London-Liberia, Costa Rica, which will start from November 2015.

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