CABEI approves cooperation for feasibility studies and final design of Judicial Complex in Costa Rica


More than 52 thousand people will benefit directly from the project, including vulnerable groups.

San José, Costa Rica, March 16th, 2021. – The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved US$470 thousand to the Republic of Costa Rica to carry out the contract for the studies to determine the feasibility for the construction of the Judicial Complex in Buenos Aires of Puntarenas.

The project consists of the construction of two buildings: one for the Judicial Morgue and the Forensic Medical Clinic where Pathology and Forensic Medicine services will be provided to the residents of the entire Brunca Region, and the other for the Courts of Justice where all the judicial offices that currently operate in rented premises will be centralized.

"We are pleased to approve this cooperation, which is in line with CABEI's strategic objectives, specifically the Human Development and Social Inclusion axis, as it is expected to generate capacities that improve the well-being and quality of life of the beneficiary population," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

It is estimated that more than 52,000 people will benefit each year, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, women, indigenous populations that currently have to travel by different means to access judicial services to the center of the canton of Buenos Aires or to San Joaquín de Flores in Heredia, in cases requiring expert opinions or forensic medical services, people with disabilities and those living in extreme poverty, among others.

"The Judicial Branch recognizes and appreciates the support provided by CABEI, especially for its sensitivity in investing in a project with a human face, which will undoubtedly bring great benefits to the area's population and provide them with effective access to justice administration services," said the Costa Rican Supreme Court Chief Justice, Mr. Fernando Cruz.

With this cooperation, the bidding process to hire the company to carry out the feasibility studies, including designs, construction plans and environmental studies to determine the technical feasibility, among others, can be carried out in the next few months and the results of these studies can be ready by the first four months of 2022.

The Technical Cooperation modality under the Contingent Recovery Modality for the Public Sector means that if the project is carried out, said costs are incorporated into the financing, while if the project is not carried out, CABEI assumes the costs of the studies carried out and they remain under its ownership.