Costa Rica investing $70 million to repair storm-damaged roads

October 30, 2011

The Costa Rican government will invest just over $70 million to rehabilitate 300 km of road destroyed in the storm that struck Central America two weeks ago. The two hurricanes, Jova and Rina, killed at least 123 people in the region, including five Costa Ricans.

The director of the National Highways Advisory, Carlos Acosta, said Friday that more than 1,250 kilometers of highway were affected, but the most extensive repairs represented 300 kilometers.

“These works go beyond plugging holes and represent comprehensive rehabilitation of the roads,” Acosta said. “The work is not only aesthetic, but is key to improving the structural capabilities.”

Several leaders in the region, among these the Costa Rican president, Laura Chinchilla, on Tuesday asked the international community for help.

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