Be prepared for more protests on Tuesday, as the Organización Fuerza Caribe, a group from Limón, say they will protest legislators to approve the expansion of Ruta 32, the main road between San José and the Caribbean port town.
The group said it will set up protests along the Ruta 32 and other locations in the capital city, to demand that the current Legislative Assembly, approve the project with a loan from the government of China, prior to the expiry of their term on May 1.
Fuerza Caribe spokesperson, Johnny Rodríguez, said that the protest will start at 8am in Guapiles and end by 3pm in front of the Legislative Assembly in San José.
The development of the project has a cost of US$495 million dollars, of which the government of China, through the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), will finance US$385 million and the Costa Rican government the balance.
However, the project has generated opposition from some legislators and business sectors because they believe the project’s cost is inflated, among the principal reason for stalling the approval.