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San José, Costa Rica || Weekend Edition, September 22, 2017 || Vol. 17, No. 189
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Municipalities need not drain their local funds due to emergencies
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

In the wake of natural disasters, from the hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea to the most recent earthquake in Mexico City, Costa Rica is announcing measures on its own emergency preparations.

According to two laws, numbered 9329 and 8114, the municipalities of the country could be able to grab the funds from these laws to deal with damages within the cantonal road network in the event of an emergency.

The Instituto de Fomento y Asesoría Municipal said the law is clear that, in those instances, the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias need to be notified so that the money mandated from these laws can be allocated toward the roads. This would be done without draining local resources to budget toward the emergency, IFAM said.

“At IFAM, we make available to the municipalities our team of engineers, lawyers and other trained professionals to provide technical assistance in cases of emergency or, when necessary, to give any consultation that may facilitate its work,” said Yanina Soto, the executive president of the institution.

The law also empowers municipalities or district councils to operate in case of emergency or in case of imminent emergency, the gathering of non-metallic materials in quarries or public domain channels. In order to mine, however, the local governments would need to request permission from the geology and mines department of the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía.

To do so that requires a complete inventory of the work, the amount of time spent extracting, a name of the project leader, location and a letter from the head of the emergency commission saying that the work is necessary.

Presumably, this kind of mining activity would be expedited to safeguard or prevent any major flooding resulting from heavy rains or to construct sea walls and barriers to prevent the effects of strong waves hitting the coastline of a municipality. It is not clear, however, how long the process of approval would take nor if a municipality would have time to ask permission depending on the severity and foreknowledge of the emergency.

Emergency evacuation
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Medical workers conduct an emergency evacuation.

Desamparados
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Cruz Roja Costarricense photo     
Earlier aerial shot of flooding in Desamparados.

“It is important to emphasize that, based on article 1 of Law 8668, the request for permission to temporarily operate quarries and public domain channels can be done by both the municipalities and the municipal district councils, and may be done individually or collectively, including groups of municipalities or the Concejos Municipales de Distrito or groups made up of both entities,” IFAM said.

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