Highway Contract To Be Signed Today

June 25, 2004

PRESIDENT Abel Pacheco and TzudanWu, Taiwan’s Ambassador to CostaRica, are expected today to sign the contractto build the long-awaited highwayconnecting the Northwest Central Valleycoffee town of San Ramón to CiudadQuesada, in the Northern Zone.In February, the Ministry of PublicWorks and Transport (MOPT) received a$15-million donation from Taiwan to fundthe first stage of the new highway toCiudad Quesada, also known as SanCarlos.The 29.7-kilometer project will connectthe Inter-American Highway at SanRamón, west of San José, to the largestcity in the country’s northern region.

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