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Nicoya Cemetery out of Space City Hall Lacks Lot for New One

By Oliver Pérez

The local Nicoyan government continues to search in vain for an eligible site for a new cemetery in the canton, despite the fact that the current graveyard has been unusable for the last 20 years.
According to Matilde Cerdas, member of the cemetery Special Commission – one of the main management committees assigned by city hall to spearhead the land acquisition – in 2004 city hall budgeted ¢20 million to buy a lot; to date they have failed to find a suitable piece of land. As of now they have ¢100 million.

“We have been seeking properties to buy and locate the cemetery on, but has been difficult. At one point we were going to acquire the land that is next to the cemetery, but the owner later chose to not sell it. Now we have a site that would be optimal and closest to the current one”, said Cerdas.

In the 2005 the Department of Public Works and Transportations (MOPT) offered a piece of land, 3 kilometers from the city on the highway to Sámara, but a study determined that the property was not usable since as it is a land-fill, which it does not comply with requirements.

Because of this situation, the municipal authorities have taken measures to remove remains buried for over 10 years, and they have cancelled the sale of further cemetery rights.

In 1999 Nicoya City Hall bought a piece of land which cost ¢5 million.

Despite this, a study done by the previous local government determined that this was not an eligible place to install the cemetery. The land is clay, without the ability to absorb water and to achieve compaction.
For now, many people try to take their deceased relatives to other communities close to the city of Nicoya, while the City Hall resolves this situation.

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Opening the speech
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