Tuesday 28 September 2021

Expropriations And Permits Are The Roadblocks To The San Carlos Road Project

Paying the bills

Latest

Panama will vaccinate tourists

Q24N - Non-immunized tourists visiting Panama will receive the...

End of 2021 would be the beginning of a “good” high season in tourism

QCOSTARICA - The end of 2021 would mark the...

Costa Rica 4th Latin American country best prepared to develop high-impact ventures

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is the fourth best ecosystem...

CCSS applied 195,598 first doses of vaccine against covid-19 during the Vaccination

QCOSTARICA - The vaccination teams of the Caja Costarricense...

Can tourists get vaccinated in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Can tourists be vaccinated in Costa Rica,...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 28: Plates ending in “3 & 4” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Tuesday, September 28, vehicles with...

Mexico reveals why it rejects tourists from Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Mexico has been one of the favorite...
Paying the bills

Share

It was around 6:00am when President Luis Guillderm Solis arrived to personally inspect the work on the road to San Carlos
It was around 6:00am when President Luis Guillderm Solis arrived to personally inspect the work on the road to San Carlos project.

(QCOSTARICA) Environmental challenges and lengthy expropriations are the dampers to the eagerness of President Luis Guillermo Solis inaugurating the road to San Carlos during his administration.

In a visit to the area Thursday, the President saw first hand the work that has already been completed, but, also the problems faced in getting the last 20% done.

- Advertisement -

This is a mountain road and, as such, is a difficult project, full of water, mud, curves and valleys that require huge bridges. Once complete, the road will connect the area of San Carlos that takes in the communities of Cuidad Quesada, La Fortuna and Arenal, to the Central Valley.

road-to-san-carlos-solis52151

The road is 78% complete, but, today the work on the project is at a standstill.

The major roadblock are some 40 land expropriations. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes – MOPT) says it has budgeted over ¢6 billion colones for such, but expropriations are time-consuming process in Costa Rica.

At issue are also a number of environmental challenges, complaints that have to be fully addressed before permits can be issued and work can resume.

On Thursday, the President promised the road would be completed by 2018, before leaving office in May of that year.

- Advertisement -

road-to-san-carlos-solis52150

Arriving a few minutes before 6:00am, a time when a mist still covered the mountain, the President was there for the first workers to start their day and see for himself the magnitude of what still remains to be done.

“This reflects the best and worst of our way to work in Costa Rica,” said Solis.

“It is no small thing, but it can be done,” said engineer Mario Marin, in charge of the US$189 million dollar project. “The government must do its part, however” added the engineer.

- Advertisement -

road-to-san-carlos-solis52149

The San Carlos road project is a high priority for the northern community. Therefore, the Procarretera Association (Asociación Procarretera) has asked the government to appoint a commission to monitor the daily progress of the expropriation process.

road-to-san-carlos-solis52149 road-to-san-carlos-solis52148 road-to-san-carlos-solis52147 road-to-san-carlos-solis52146 road-to-san-carlos-solis52144

Photos from President Luis Guillermo Solis Facebook page

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Curiosities: One of the longest straights in Costa Rica

Q PHOTOS - One of the longest straights in Costa Rica...

Pandemic reinforces the Costa Rica’s attractiveness as a global destination for wellness tourism

QCOSTARICA - The pandemic caused by Covid-19 fuels the strategy of...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.