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Costa Rica wins prestigious award for road quality

April 1, 2019

Costa Rica has won the Global Road Achievement Award, awarded annually by the International Road Federation (IRF), the organization announced Monday.

Patrick Sankey, the IRF President and CEO, applauded Costa Rica for multiple innovations: one-lane bridges to reduce building material, unmarked roads to cut painting costs, and unfixed potholes to drive the economy by keeping mechanics in business.

“This is definitely a real quote and definitely a real news story,” Sankey said. “This is absolutely not an April Fools’ joke.”

President Carlos Alvarado said the infrastructure is part of Costa Rica’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2050 by making roads impassable for the vast majority of vehicles.

Costa Rica is also a finalist for a number of other prestigious awards which will be announced today, April 1. They include:

  • The TAG Heuer Award for timeliness in completing large infrastructure projects.
  • The CES Innovation Award for allowing all trámites to be completed painlessly online.
  • The Fox and Friends Award for being “Least Mexican” Mexican country.

 


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