Bill to transfer Telecom control advances
From the print edition
Lawmakers unanimously approved a bill in a first-round vote on Monday that would transfer control of the telecommunications industry from the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications Ministry to the Science and Technology Ministry, according to a statement on the Science and Technology Ministry’s website.
“We heard about the approval of this transfer in the first debate,” Science and Technology Minister Alejandro Cruz said. “We are happy because it is a new responsibility that comes with challenges. We are ready to work immediately on the transition process.”
The bill still faces one more round of discussions before being signed into law. If it is approved, it will be published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta before going into effect.
You may be interested
Costa Rica to vaccinate entire adult population against Covid-19Alejandro Zúñiga - January 25, 2021
Costa Rica plans to vaccinate its entire adult population against the coronavirus and has signed a budget to accomplish that…
KLM says it will continue long-haul flights, but rebook passengersAlejandro Zúñiga - January 25, 2021
After initially saying that it would suspend all long-haul flights, KLM announced it has established coronavirus protocols that will allow…
U.S. to reinstate Covid travel bans: White House officialThe Tico Times - January 25, 2021
President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and…