Costa Rica to Build $35 Million Hospital

Costa Rica's social security agency (CCSS) has begun the process of purchasing 10 hectares of land for the construction of the new William Allen Taylor health facility.

Monday, September 27, 2010

CCSS (known locally as the Caja) is now working on the building's design and in construction plans, commented the architect Gabriela Murillo Jenkins, CCSS infrastructure and technology manager.

The new medical center in Turrialba, south east of the Costa Rican capital, forms part of a project portfolio for new facilities that has been approved by the Caja's board of directors, according to prensalibre.cr.



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