According to the government, $202 million will be invested in the construction of this exclusive area for the installation of companies. /  Casa Presidencial courtesy photo.

-Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2019-

New business area valued at more than $200 million will be built in Orotina

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

This Monday the government announced the construction of a new business zone, La Ceiba Business Park, in Orotina* in the province of Alajuela.

According to the government, $202 million will be invested in the construction of this exclusive area for the installation of companies. The project is designed to attract more companies to the Central Pacific area, which could generate 10,000 jobs in the next 15 years, officials said.

The free zone will be a mixed-use condominium for companies in the manufacturing, logistics, services and technology industries.

The options for companies to use the facilities are purchasing space or negotiating long-term rentals.

In the activity organized by the government to announce this new project, President Carlos Alvarado referred to the importance of supporting such projects. ôLet's think regionally, in a big way, with projects like this one that represents a space of investment and commerce with the world that will generate quality jobs. "

According to the government, the new business area has a strategic location because it is located near  Puerto Caldera* in Puntarenas.

The government's goal is for the business area to function as a platform to attract companies that generate competitive jobs, which would help in the development of the Central Pacific region, said officials.

The first company to be installed in the Parque Empresarial La Ceiba is METALUB. This is a factory that produces environmentally friendly lubricants for export to Central America.

According to the government, three companies are in the process of being installed in this business zone.

On Tuesday, Social Security announced the construction of a new hospital in the Puntarenas province, which will maintain the same name as the current hospital Monsignor Victor Manuel Sanabria*, with an investment of $225,702,220.

The cost of construction will be financed with a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, known as Cabei, and Social Security funds.

According to the authorities, construction will last approximately three years. The anticipated date of opening will be in 2022.

Currently, there are only 3 usable floors out of an original 10 due to the destruction caused by the 2012 earthquake.

The 2012 Costa Rica earthquake occurred on September 5th. The epicenter of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake was in the Nicoya Peninsula.

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