More protests planned for Thursday over San Ramón Highway

February 3, 2015

Public protests will return next Thursday when residents from San Ramón, Grecia, Zarcero, Naranjo and Palmares take to the streets due to the lack of responses from the government over a project for expanding and renovating parts of the 58-kilometer highway from the capital to San Ramón, in Alajuela.

Residents organized under the “Foro de Occidente” (Western Forum) will be joined by students and professional drivers from 9 a.m. in three different locations.

Demonstrators will meet in front of the National University in Heredia, in front of the International Mall in Alajuela and at the San Ramón intersection on the Bernardo Soto Highway.

Among the group’s demands is a request that government officials draft a bill to build the road using only public funds, instead of granting the project to a private company in a public bid.

Following several protests President Laura Chinchilla last month promised not to move forward on a concession with Brazilian company OAS for expansion of the highway, until an agreement is reached.

You may be interested

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
Weather
1099 views
Weather
1099 views

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of…

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
Environment and Wildlife
2003 views
Environment and Wildlife
2003 views

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the…

National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula
Cruises
1924 views
Cruises
1924 views

National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula

The Tico Times - December 8, 2017

National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions touched down for the first time on Costa Rica's renowned Osa Peninsula this week for…