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Costa Rica expects Chinese grant by year-end to widen main road from San José to the Caribbean ports. $400 million estimate

Monday, October 10, 2011

Without a doubt Ruta 32, the San José - Limón highway in Costa Rica, needs an overhaul that included widening of the two lane road that is a major route between the Central Valley and the Caribbean coast and ports.

However, its expansion to four lanes and other improvements will depend on the firming up of a donation by China.

Although transport minister, Francisco Jiménez, said earlier this year that the cost of the project would be $221 million, Costa Rica's Ambassador to China, Marco Vinicio Ruiz, explained that the work would cost almost double, some $400 million.

Original source: Inside Costa Rica