Several years back with the coming changes in telecommunications, mainly the opening of the cellular telephone market and entering of competing operators in addition to the state, ICE, telecom became part of the MINAE.
With the change, the telecommunications portfolio is no longer and folder is part of the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Ministry of Science and Technology).
With the change, the MINAE released a new logo.
“The little hand is a symbol MINAE very representative and beloved by both ministry officials and the population, and symbolizes the union of man with nature, of which we are a small part and to which we must respect and care”said Environment Minister Rene Castro.
However, the MINAE monicker may soon be changed again, as the ministry takes on the portfolio of Aguas y Mares (waters and seas). Once the bill presently in the Legislature is passed, the MINAE becomes the MINAEM – the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Mares.
Source: El Pais