Costa Rica to Fast Track $ 8.5 Million Construction

The Ministry of Public Works is currently in the planning stage of a direct route between La Uruca (Pozuelo) and San José Palacio Hotel in La Sabana.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The new access will have no traffic lights and can be traveled in 2 minutes.

Camacho y Mora Ingenieros Consultores is currently working on final designs which should be approved by the Ministry of Public Works.

Deputy Minister of Public Works and Concessions, Maria Lorena Lopez, stated she expects to have the project ready to be tendered during the second half of the year.

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Experts in Under Execution of Public Works

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The Costa Rican Ministry of Education used part of a $167 million trust, originally earmarked for the construction of 79 schools, to pay for sanctions imposed by the IADB because of a delay in the execution of those works.

Around $1.7 million was what the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) used to pay the sanction that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) imposed on it for not executing the $167.5 million trust within the established timeframe, money which had been allocated for building 79 educational centers and 24 roofed sports courts. 

Costa Rica After Chinese Infrastructure Investment

August 2012

The country has started negotiations with authorities from the Chinese government and financial institutions in order to access funding for two road extensions that will allow the transport of cargo between the Caribbean and the Pacific without going through the Central Valley.

While in the Asian country, the president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, told the newspaper La Nacion that the negotiations underway are the for the purpose of getting resources for the expansion works on the road connecting the port of Limon and Sarapiqui and the one linking Chilamate with Vuelta de Kooper in the north.

China Examines Infrastructure Projects in Costa Rica

December 2011

Experts on railways, ports, transport and highways are undertaking inspections of projects as part of the cooperation agreement signed between both countries.

A press release from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport reads:

About 20 Chinese experts on railways, ports, airports, transport and roads came to Costa Rica on Sunday and conducted inspections throughout the country as part of a cooperation agreement signed between China and Costa Rica in material infrastructure.

Costa Rica Needs $10 Billion in Infrastructure

November 2009

Costa Rica's deficit in infrastructure was cataloged as 'very severe' by IDB experts.

Marcos Camacho, transportation expert at the Inter-American Development Bank, explained that the country needs $10 billion to improve vial infrastructure, "but not to reach a very high level.

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