Chinese contractor says cost of expanding Route 32 could rise
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Chinese contractor says cost of expanding Route 32 could rise

L. Arias - May 8, 2015

Barely two months after Costa Rica's legislature approved a long-awaited loan for expanding the highway between the capital and the Caribbean coast, the project's price tag is poised to…

Lawmakers pass $395 million loan for Limón Route 32 in final debate
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Lawmakers pass $395 million loan for Limón Route 32 in final debate

Zach Dyer - February 25, 2015

Despite lingering questions about the project’s specifics, Costa Rican lawmakers passed a bill to finance a four-lane expansion of Route 32 between the capital San José and…

Lawmakers approve Chinese loan for expanding Route 32 to the Caribbean
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Lawmakers approve Chinese loan for expanding Route 32 to the Caribbean

L. Arias - February 23, 2015

Costa Rican lawmakers overwhelmingly voted on Monday in favor of signing a $395 million loan from the Chinese government to fund the expansion of Costa Rica’s Route…

Lawmakers could approve $395 million Chinese loan to expand Route 32 as early as this week
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Lawmakers could approve $395 million Chinese loan to expand Route 32 as early as this week

L. Arias - February 17, 2015

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís is moving to expedite approval of a Chinese loan to fund the expansion of Costa Rica's Route 32, the main highway…

Landslides block Route 32 to Limón, delay traffic and murder trial
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Landslides block Route 32 to Limón, delay traffic and murder trial

Lindsay Fendt - December 8, 2014

Update 1 p.m., Dec. 8: At 11:15 a.m. MOPT re-opened Route 32. A tropical rainstorm triggered a landslide on Costa Rica's Route 32 between San José and the Caribbean port…

Costa Rica’s Solís administration seeks changes to $485 million China-backed highway contract
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Costa Rica’s Solís administration seeks changes to $485 million China-backed highway contract

L. Arias - November 5, 2014

Costa Rica will send China a new proposal by the end of the month for a revised contract to expand Route 32, which connects San José with…

Solís administration seeks to renegotiate China contract for expanding highway to Limón
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Solís administration seeks to renegotiate China contract for expanding highway to Limón

L. Arias - June 13, 2014

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini on Thursday asked lawmakers to postpone for up to four months a final vote on a $485 million loan package…

Limón residents keep up pressure on lawmakers to approve Chinese loan
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Limón residents keep up pressure on lawmakers to approve Chinese loan

L. Arias - March 26, 2014

Hundreds of Caribbean residents on Tuesday traveled from the province of Limón to San José to urge lawmakers to expedite a Chinese loan to finance the expansion…

Business sector alarmed by approval of China’s $465 million loan to expand the highway to Limón
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Business sector alarmed by approval of China’s $465 million loan to expand the highway to Limón

L. Arias - February 24, 2014

Representatives of several professional associations and private sector chambers expressed doubts about the plan to expand Route 32, the highway from San José to the Caribbean coast.…

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Costa Rica signs loan with China to fund expansion of highway to Costa Rica’s Caribbean

L. Arias - October 10, 2013

The renovation and expansion of Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's capital with the Caribbean province of Limón, could start as early as next month,…