Costa Rica aims to extend marina concessions

Costa Rican legislators will son be presented with a bill that proposes to extend concessions for tourist marinas to 35 years from the 20 years at present.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The bill proposes a 15-year minimum with extensions of 10 years at a time.

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The National Assembly has approved amendments to Law 7744, extending concessions to 35 years and reducing the associated red tape.

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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.

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