Proposal to Grant Concessions for Islands in Costa Rican Gulf

The bill being presented seeks to promote rural community tourism by granting concessions on the islands in the Gulf of Nicoya for up to 35 years.

Monday, April 11, 2011

In order to promote the social, economic and ecotourism development of the islands in Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya, a bill presented recently to the country's congress recommends establishing concessions to be awarded as a priority to Costa Rican's living on the islands in possession of the appropriate papers and permits from the local municipal government.

The concession model would be the mechanish by which inhabitants of the islands Chira, Bejuco, Venado, Caballo, Jesusita, Cedros and Tortugas can improve the development of the region.

An article by Leticia Vindas on comments that, "if approved, this law would change existing legislation controlling this land-maritime region with concessions being awarded for between 15 and 35 years, extendable for periods of five years".

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