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Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January
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Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January

L. Arias - April 23, 2017

APM Terminals, the Dutch concessionaire currently building a container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín, announced Friday that the $1 billion project will not begin operating…

Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees
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Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees

L. Arias - April 12, 2017

Toll stations at four of the main highways connecting San José with other provinces will stop collecting tolls at noon on Thursday and will resume at 6 a.m.…

Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits
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Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits

L. Arias - December 7, 2016

The Environment Ministry’s National Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has cleared the way for the expansion of Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's Central Valley to the Caribbean…

Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway
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Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway

L. Arias - September 8, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís took a tour Wednesday of construction projects around the San José metro area designed to ease the capital's ever-worsening traffic problems. The projects…

On Afro-Caribbean Day, government promises new cruise ship terminal in Limón
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On Afro-Caribbean Day, government promises new cruise ship terminal in Limón

L. Arias - September 1, 2016

The Caribbean province of Limón will have a new cruise ship terminal thanks to a ₡93 million ($166,000) government investment, President Luis Guillermo Solís said. That's one…

Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32
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Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32

L. Arias - April 28, 2016

The expansion from two to four lanes of a 107-kilometer stretch of Route 32, the main road to the Caribbean region, is finally moving forward after the…

New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017
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New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017

L. Arias - April 11, 2016

Construction of the new container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín in Limón province is 27 percent completed, according to a report issued Friday during an inspection…

Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend
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Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend

L. Arias - March 2, 2016

The section of Route 32, the main road connecting San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, through Braulio Carrillo National Park will be closed this weekend,…

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America
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China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America

Larry Luxner - February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The China Development Bank’s $395 million loan to Costa Rica for expanding the highway that links San José to the Caribbean port of Limón is part of…

Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects
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Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini Villalobos defended the government's progress on major infrastructure projects Thursday. Segnini took the hot seat before the Legislative Committee on…

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