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Interview with Transportation Vice Minister Pablo Castro
By emiliana Garcia

“Up until ten minutes ago I did not know about this situation”
(regarding closed River Frio Bridge)

  VON: Why is the company MECO moving so slowly in its maintenance work of the Samara-Nosara route?
Last year we had problems with funding because of the way in which the contract (with MECO) was granted. We were paying for the specific project, and, because of the financial arrangements, things were getting more expensive. So it was decided to do an (aggregated) addendum to be able to pay smaller tranches to the business. Unfortunately, MECO is one of the most difficult businesses to make agreements with. The Administration Board has already given instruction to finalize payments, and we expect to have matters settled so that the rest of the year they can have good maintenance.


VON: When is the Frio River Bridge going to be repaired?
Until ten minutes ago I did not know about this situation. We are going to coordinate with the CONAVI inspection unit so that the situation will be attended to, as the service contract includes the possibility of repairing these damages.

VON: The public buses that offer service between Nicoya and Nosara are in poor mechanical and physical state, and have been carrying more than twenty people standing up for more than fifteen years, which is against the law which sets a limit for only ten people to be standing. How can MOPT help us in this situation and what do you recommend the community to do?
The Counsel of Public Transportation has the obligation and the duty to write to the (transportation) company and require them to provide an appropriate service. The accusation has to be made to the finance Office of the Public Transportation Services. Furthermore, it should be coordinated with the future vice Minister of Transportation, Maristella Vaccari for her attention.

 

More Regional News

Nosareños Will Spend the Winter Without a Retaining Dam

Each year the Nosareños are affected by the floods caused by the growth of the Nosara River and, since there won’t be a retaining wall, or dam, that will prevent the water from reaching many homes in the community, this year won’t be the exception. More >

Sámara Waterline Project At Standstill

The waterline amplification project that began in 2009 has come to a halt due to management and land ownership complications. According to Sámara ASADA Administrator Eduardo Arnáez, the endeavor was initiated last year because “the town has developed a lot and the demand for water is increasingly greater”. More >

Evictions in Garza – One Land. Many Owners.

6 families from Garza are holding a dispute with Luis Diego Franchesky Chacón, owner of the property on which they live and from which they have an eviction order that was pronounced by the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública. The order against one of the families was halted by the Sala Constitucional and, for the time being, the other five eviction orders have been paused by the Municipalidad. More>

Containers in Guiones: The Battle for Land In The Name Of Protection

After months of heated public debate and controversy regarding the placement and occupation of several storage containers in the Guiones area, The Voice of Nosara exclusively interviewed the two people representing both opposing sides of the story: Bobbi Johnson and Richmond Phipps. More >

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

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. More >

“Maybe the next government will do it”.
Arias passes the buck on Samara-Nosara’s paved road

Thursday April 22nd, the community of Nosara received a visit from the President of the Republic, Oscar Arias, to officially inaugurate the airfield. During his visit representatives of EBAIS, The Red Cross and other public entities delivered him letters that expressed their urgent need to receive improvements and aid. More >

Oscar Arias in Nosara – His Visit Revealed

Arias Inaugurates Nosara and Nicoya Airfields
On Thursday April 22nd, the former president of the Republic, Oscar Arias, took scissors and went to cut the tapes at the inauguration of the airfields at Nicoya and Nosara.

Some Excerpts from Outgoing President Oscar Arias’s speech in Nosara
Opening the speech
“This could possibly be the last time that, at least as president, I will be with you. As of May 8th, as a Costa Rican citizen again, I am going to be with you many more times” More >

High Season Shows Nosara Economy Overcoming Crisis

While the world economy continues to struggle with economic recovery, the pillars of Nosara’s economy, surfing, yoga and nature tourism, have helped it weather the turmoil. More >

Local Youth Killed For Motorcycle – Injustice Continues for Family of Murdered Nosareño

Some 15 teary-eyed family members join together to tell the story of their beloved son, grandson, brother, husband, cousin, nephew and father – Adrian Ruiz Chavarría. In the words of his grandfather Gregorio “he was a family man…for us he was the best grandson we had”. More >

 

 

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