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Route 32 to Limón

Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32

The expansion from two to four lanes a 107-kilometer stretch of Route 32, the main road to the Caribbean region, is finally moving forward after the Comptroller General’s Office approved the project’s contract.
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Lawmakers pass $395 million loan for Limón Route 32 in final debate

Some have voiced concerns about the project’s final price tag, specifically the cost of expropriating land for the expansion. The bill must now be signed by President Luis Guillermo Solís before becoming law.

Lawmakers approve Chinese loan for expanding Route 32 to the Caribbean

The loan comes with the condition that the project be developed entirely by a Chinese firm using only Chinese workers.

Lawmakers could approve $395 million Chinese loan to expand Route 32 as early as this week

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís is moving to expedite approval of a Chinese loan to fund the expansion of Costa Rica's Route 32, the main highway connecting San José and the Caribbean province of Limón.

Landslides block Route 32 to Limón, delay traffic and murder trial

A tropical rainstorm triggered a landslide on Costa Rica's Route 32 between San José and the Caribbean port of Limón at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. According to MOPT's website, the road is completely blocked and no vehicles are able to pass.

Costa Rica’s Solís administration seeks changes to $485 million China-backed highway contract

Costa Rica will send China a new proposal by the end of the month for a revised contract to expand Route 32, which connects San José with the country's Caribbean port city of Limón, Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini said Tuesday.

Solís administration seeks to renegotiate China contract for expanding highway to Limón

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini on Thursday asked lawmakers to postpone for up to four months a final vote on a $485 million loan package from China to finance expansion of Route 32, the country’s main access to the Caribbean province of Limón.

Limón residents keep up pressure on lawmakers to approve Chinese loan

Hundreds of Caribbean residents on Tuesday traveled from the province of Limón to San José to urge lawmakers to expedite a Chinese loan to finance the expansion of Route 32, the main highway connecting the province with the capital.

Business sector alarmed by approval of China’s $465 million loan to expand the highway to Limón

Representatives of a number of professional associations and private sector chambers expressed their concern on several technical and legal matters of the project to expand Route 32, the main access to the Caribbean, which will be financed with a loan from the government of China.

Costa Rica signs loan with China to fund expansion of highway to Costa Rica’s Caribbean

Project was awarded to a Chinese company that only will use personnel and equipment from that country.
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