Published Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Advance plan for new border
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
On Wednesday, the government announced the hiring of the Costa Rican company Consorcio Norte Sur Arquitectos and the Chilean company C y C Asesorias Profesionales Limitada, to design the buildings of two checkpoints, one located in Peñas Blancas and the another in Las Tablillas, both in the border zone with Nicaragua.
The plan, which includes the construction of new checkpoints in Paso Canoas, Sabalito and Sixaola, all of these in the border zone with Panama, are part of the Programa Integración Fronteriza (or the program for border checkpoints integration), to modernize the border posts with Nicaragua and Panama.
The program is financed with a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, IADB, approved in 2017.
The government expects the designs of the checkpoints to be completed in six months. Then, open a public tender to choose the company that will carry out the construction.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Trade, the new border control posts also consider the implementation of a modern computer system (such as new software) that will allow efficiency and speed in the control processes.
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