Road Built without Plans
In Costa Rica, $40 million was spent building a 160km road without surveying, design of ditches, drains or crossings over rivers.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the mouth of the San Juan river was the cause of an emergency decree by the Costa Rican government, which ordered the construction of a road alongside the right side of the river for a stretch of 160 kilometers.
The lack of new public works projects is putting downward pressure on the growth of the construction sector in Costa Rica, which went from 4.5% in 2015 to only 0.7% being projected for the new year.
The web platform the College of Engineers and Architects wil present to the government will allow for all the procedures that are currently carried out in 14 different public institutions to be done in one place.
Facilities have been enabled to approve cadastral plans digitally without requiring the physical presence of surveyors and property owners at the offices of the National Registry.
The Costa Rican construction industry faces a shortage of skilled manpower. The shortage, which is particularly acute on the coasts, is being blamed for overruns on contracts.
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