Costa Rica - Nicaragua: Border Post Under Construction

The border post to be opened by the government of Costa Rica in early 2015 in Las Tablillas will be used temporarily, until the permanent post has been built.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The border post is located in the north of Costa Rica, in an area near the bridge built by the Nicaraguan government in the San Juan area.

The Foreign Minister, Manuel González, told Ameliarueda.com that "... the work will be temporary while a definitive border post is being built... He explained that the construction permanent border post has suffered delays in implementation, because the land is owned by the City of Los Chiles and has not yet been transferred to the Government. "

"... After resolving the issue of transfer of ownership, the government hopes to undertake the construction of the new border post through a cooperative agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for an amount between $10 and $12 million. "



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