Financing of $70 million is needed, of which the state will put up $40 million and Japdeva administrators the remaining $30 million.
With that amount, the docks of Limon and Moin would eventually be modernized and become competitive.
An article in Nacion.com reports that the rates charged on those ports will have to rise, quoting Carlos Ricardo Benavides, Minister of the Presidency who said: "Of course this will involve an adjustment in rates so that debt can be properly paid".
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The Workers Union comprising of Japdeva, Portuarios and Afines has gone on strike because of opposition to the construction of a private container terminal.
Staff members of the Union of Japdeva Port Associations (Sintrajap) are protesting against the concession to the Dutch firm APM Terminals to build a container terminal in Moin, an investment project costing $22 million approved by the Controller General of the Republic.
Police entered the ports of Moin and Limon, which had been paralyzed for two days because of a strike, reactivating the loading and unloading of goods.
On Tuesday 12 June, the Trade Unions of Japdeva began a strike at the ports of Limon and Moin, protesting against an award made by the Costa Rican government for the construction and operation of a dock for container ships to the Dutch firm APM Terminals.
Despite a strike by Japdeva's dockworkers, private longshoreman from shipping companies are taking care of port operations.
The story is quite different at Port Limón, however, as all operations remain paralyzed.
Nacion.com reports: "... Japdeva authorities and union representatives are expected to meet today to find a solution to the strike, which has caused losses for $7.3 million and damaged tourism, as a cruise ship could not dock".
Workers from Japdeva have paralyzed port operations in Limón and Moín due to labor demands.
This measure taken by Japdeva, the state port administration entity, has prevented serving fruit cargo ships, and the arrival of a cruise ship.
Liroy Pérez, press secretary from the Japdeva Workers Union, stated that "port workers are striking due to unmet salary commitments, as there are two wage adjustments still pending", reports local newspaper La Prensa Libre.