Saturday 25 June 2022

MOPT proposes to close Conavi, Cosevi, Concesiones and CTP

The initiative delivered Monday to legislators contemplates the creation of a new Road Division

Paying the bills


National Roads Have A Year Without Maintenance

QCOSTARICA - Today, Friday, June 24, marks an exact...

President Rodrigo Chaves declines intitation to World Cup in Qatar

QCOSTARICA - President Rodrigo Chaves revealed that he declined...

How much does it cost to go to Cocos Island for a tico?

TODAY COSTA RICA - The treasure that makes Costa...

Astronaut says UFOs in US could be time travelers

Q24N (El Tiempo) After two high-ranking US defense intelligence...

Petro discusses reopening borders with Maduro

QCOLOMBIA – Colombia’s President-elect Gustavo Petro Wednesday announced he...

Gasoline tax increase will be frozen for six months

QCOSTARICA - In addition to the drop announced in...

CCSS announced that it entered the final stage of review and analysis of computer equipment

QCOSTARICA - The Department of Information and Communication Technologies...

Dollar Exchange

¢691.76 Buy

¢697.32 small> Sell

24 June 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – The Ministro de Obras Públicas y Transportes (Minister of Public Works and Transportation), Luis Amador, delivered on Monday to the Legislative Assembly the bill called “Strengthening of powers and accountability of the MOPT”, which has among its main considerations the closure of four of the decentralized councils.

Saving resources, making decision-making more efficient and making the public function transparent, by centralizing all the work in the MOPT, but without laying off personnel, is the objective of the new minister.

Luis Amador, the new Minister of the MOPT.  La República.

Amador, who attended Congress accompanied by the Minister of the Presidency, Natalia Díaz, explained that the initiative proposes to eliminate the boards of directors of the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) – National Highway Council, the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) – Road Safety Council, the Consejo Nacional de Concesiones (CNC) -National Council of Concessions and the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP) -Public Transport Council.

- Advertisement -

In the case of Conavi, this would become a Road Division (División de Vialidad), which will be in charge of the construction and maintenance of national roads and would operate from within the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) – Ministry of Public Works and Transportation.

Read  more: ‘Cochinilla’, the case that keeps on dragging

“The idea is that the boards of directors disappear and that they (the councils) return to the rectory of the Ministry, then there we would be a figure the Roads Division, to see if we can reunify with the MOPT.

“What is sought is to make more efficient the way in which we as the governing body can carry out the different tasks (…) the bill seeks to eliminate some obstacles that the ministry and its bodies have, return that stewardship to the minister and generate some level of planning mechanisms that consider the best international practices,” explained Amador.

The minister also announced that the Civil Aviation Directorate “is a more complicated” matter and would not be touched.

Regarding the new Roads division, the Minister stressed that it would focus on conservation and that the new work should be in charge of the MOPT, for which it would go to other entities on quality control issues.

- Advertisement -

“If as MOPT we are the ones who do the design, we should continue with the control part, we can have agreements with other entities in which we all help each other, but it should be separate”, he explained.

Among the justifications that Amador gave for the elimination of the boards of directors of the four councils, he highlighted the fact that many of the members that make up the boards of those councils are not technical or are not steeped in the issues that are addressed there, which slows down the decision process.

He also made reference to the duplication of functions, for example in the care of bridges, about which he recalled that there are units for the care of these structures in the MOPT and also in Conavi, and in many cases they do not even communicate with each other.

Important to note here, that the past three consecutive governments (12 years) have all attempted to reform the MOPT. All have failed.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"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

National Roads Have A Year Without Maintenance

QCOSTARICA - Today, Friday, June 24, marks an exact year without...

Costa Rica and Uruguay lead the fight against corruption in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica and Uruguay are the Latin American countries...

Subscribe to our stories

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