Education Ministry Provides $580,000 for Quake Repairs

December 3, 2004

PUBLIC Education Minister ManuelAntonio Bolaños last Saturday visitedQuepos and Parrita, on the central Pacificcoast, to give authorities there a first paymentto initiate the reconstruction ofearthquake-damaged schools in theregion.In a statement from the PublicEducation Ministry (MEP), Bolañospointed out “it is the government’s priorityto dedicate part of its economicresources to start the immediate reconstructionof its most damaged areas, forthis reason, MEP has already drafted aninitial sum of ¢263 million (approximately$580,000).”A week after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake,which was felt throughout thecountry in the predawn hours of Nov. 20(TT, Nov. 26), a group of engineers fromthe National Educational InfrastructureCenter (CENIFE), inspected schools inthe port city of Quepos and Parrita.In total, the earthquake, whose epicenterwas approximately 9 kilometers northwestof Quepos, caused ¢2.5 billion(approximately $5.6 million) in lossesthroughout the country, according toNational Emergency Commission directorLuis Diego Morales.

You may be interested

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby
sports
40 views
sports
40 views

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018

A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
57 views
Human rights
57 views

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week
The Alvarado Administration
125 views
The Alvarado Administration
125 views

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week

The Tico Times - May 21, 2018

Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of…