The project to provide electricity to 23 houses and one school in the town, required about $212,366.
- Rural Development Institute photo -

Published on Monday, August 9, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The community of San Martin, in Osa Canton, located in the southern zone of Puntarenas province, for the first time has public electricity service.

According to the Rural Development Institute, the project to provide electricity to 23 houses and one school in the town, required about $212,366, which was covered with the organization's budget.

The budget included the expansion of 11,235 meters of electrical distribution wires. Works that were supervised by the Electricity Institute (ICE).

The institute announced a budget of about $41.7 million to invest in improvements in rural areas for the rest of the year.

San Martin is the third most recent rural town in the country, in which electric service was installed for the first time.

In May, electricity was provided for the first time to three rural communities of Guatuso Canton, Alajuela Province, where approximately 200 people live.

In March, the electricity services were installed for the first time to 15 families living in the Zapatón indigenous territory located in Puriscal Canton, San José Province.

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