Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January
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Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January

L. Arias - April 23, 2017

APM Terminals, the Dutch concessionaire currently building a container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín, announced Friday that the $1 billion project will not begin operating…

Study: Costa Rica’s natural food producers should eye Canada’s West Coast
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Study: Costa Rica’s natural food producers should eye Canada’s West Coast

L. Arias - February 8, 2017

Canada’s West Coast offers Costa Rican exporters of health and natural foods great business opportunities, according to a market study by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER). Results…

Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016
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Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016

L. Arias - January 23, 2017

Sales abroad of Costa Rican products grew by 8 percent last year, while exports of services saw a 12 percent increase, according to an official report released Monday.…

Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits
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Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits

L. Arias - December 7, 2016

The Environment Ministry’s National Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has cleared the way for the expansion of Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's Central Valley to the Caribbean…

Costa Rica presents interoceanic canal project
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Costa Rica presents interoceanic canal project

L. Arias - November 15, 2016

Officials from various public agencies announced that they are evaluating a proposal to build an interoceanic shipping canal through the country's northern zone to connect ports on…

High court reverses moratorium on pineapple growing in Los Chiles
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High court reverses moratorium on pineapple growing in Los Chiles

Michael Krumholtz - September 9, 2016

Costa Rica's high court has once again denied the right of local governments to declare a moratorium on pineapple production within their jurisdictions, this time in the northern border municipality…

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

Karl Kahler - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32
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Comptroller General’s Office approves contract to expand Route 32

L. Arias - April 28, 2016

The expansion from two to four lanes of a 107-kilometer stretch of Route 32, the main road to the Caribbean region, is finally moving forward after the…

New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017
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New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017

L. Arias - April 11, 2016

Construction of the new container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín in Limón province is 27 percent completed, according to a report issued Friday during an inspection…

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July
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Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

A new cargo ferry service with the capacity to transport up to 100 semitrailers each trip between Costa Rica and El Salvador will launch operations in July, Public Works…