CABEI promotes the development of the Costa Rican Caribbean by guaranteeing basic water and sanitation services to over 180,000 people
• To benefit the Caribbean province of Limón, the Bank also financed the feasibility studies of the Limonense Electric Charge Train (TELCA).
San José, August 31th, 2022.- In order to ensure quality of life and well-being for Limonese, people living in the Limon province in the Costa Rican Caribbean, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) is financing a programme and four water, sanitation and sewerage projects to benefit over 180,000 people.
“We are pleased to commemorate the Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture by supporting the execution of works of great importance in the Caribbean such as water, sanitation and sewerage that will undoubtedly improve not only the quality of life of the people who live in the province of Limón, but also the generation of opportunities,” said the executive president of CABEI, Dante Mossi.
One of these is the "Sewerage and Flood Control Program for Limón", for US$55 million, which will represent support for over 43,800 people who will be provided with sewerage systems, a wastewater preconditioning plant and the improvement, rehabilitation and construction of infrastructure that will improve their quality of life through two projects: the Limon Sanitary Sewerage and the Flood Control System in Limoncito.
In turn, as part of the "Program for Drinking Water and Sanitation of Coastal Zones, Quality Management and Service Efficiency" funded by CABEI for US$111.13 million, projects are contemplated to improve the Guácimo de Limón aqueduct; the Limón stage II drinking water supply system; and the construction of the Moín, Limón sanitary sewerage; having an impact on more than 130,000 people.
Meanwhile, through the "San Jose Metropolitan Area Supply, Urban Aqueducts and Sanitary Sewerage of Puerto Viejo de Limón Program", a modern water sanitation system will soon come into operation, which will benefit over 4,000 inhabitants of the area, and hundreds of tourists who visit the coastal city every year and minimize its impact on the environment.
In addition to the water and sanitation initiatives, the Bank also supports another that has to do with railway matters: the Limonense Electric Cargo Train (TELCA), through the financing of contingent cooperation for more than US$1.5 million with which the feasibility studies of the project were carried out that contemplates a modern freight transport system from Moín in Limón to Muelle in San Carlos, which would generate productive chains and improve competitiveness in the influx areas.