The province of Limón in Costa Rica will receive financial support from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) for an amount of 237 million dollars, to be allocated to several projects to improve access to clean water, sewerage, sanitation and the resilient reconstruction of infrastructure such as roads, bridges and schools at imminent risk.
The loan includes 111 million dollars for the ” Clean water and Sanitation Program for coastal areas, service quality and efficiency management”, which includes projects to improve: the Guácimo de Limón aqueduct; the Limón drinking water supply system (stage II); and the construction of the Moín sanitary sewer system. Additionally, the “Sewerage and Flood Control Program for Limón” will receive a contribution of 55 million dollars benefiting nearly 45 thousand people.
CABEI will also support the Limonense Electric Cargo Train (TELCA), by financing the feasibility studies of this project that contemplates a modern cargo transportation system that is expected to reduce the environmental impact generated by vehicular transportation, promote productive linkages and improve competitiveness in areas of affluence.
Finally, the “Emergency Program for the Comprehensive and Resilient Reconstruction of Infrastructure” consists of 60 interventions for more than 70 million dollars between roads, bridges, railways, housing and schools that are in a state of emergency in several socioeconomically vulnerable communities.