Costa Rica Coffee Guide

RECOPE Spreads Cash For Road Projects

October 3, 2008

The Costa Rican National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) has agreed to donate $2,000 each to 41 municipalities to pave their roads.

The donation should cover more than 4 million liters of asphalt and asphalt emulsion in towns and villages that include such frequent tourist spots as Poás and Turrialba, both near volcanoes by the same name in the Central Valley, and the north-central Costa Rican town of Sarapiquí, a RECOPE press release said.

“RECOPE is collaborating with rural communities through its local government contribution program, and it will continue to do so with communities and town councils make a request requiring the donation of asphalt and/or asphalt emulsion to develop road works,” said the state-run refinery’s president, José León Desanti.

The funds could also make for a smoother ride through Santa Ana, San Rafael de Heredia, Alajuelita and Escazú, all outside of San José.

 

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: Meet the sloth moms, released and thriving
Sloth Sundays
1758 views
Sloth Sundays
1758 views

Slothy Sunday: Meet the sloth moms, released and thriving

Rachael Griffiths / Toucan Rescue Ranch - September 27, 2020

This Sloth Sunday is dedicated to the released two-fingered sloth moms that have been prospering since being in Toucan Rescue Ranch’s…

Costa Rica reopens to key tourism market as it welcomes Mexican visitors
Costa Rica
1125 views
Costa Rica
1125 views

Costa Rica reopens to key tourism market as it welcomes Mexican visitors

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2020

Costa Rica will open its doors to the arrival of tourists from Mexico, after considering a drop in reported Covid-19…

Costa Rica tourism: What states might be allowed next? [updated]
Costa Rica
2286 views
Costa Rica
2286 views

Costa Rica tourism: What states might be allowed next? [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2020

Since September 1, Costa Rica has welcomed tourists from a growing number of U.S. states. According to Gustavo Segura, Costa…