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Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Electric services are now available for the first time for rural areas of ​​San José Province, including: Guarumal, Guarumalito and Gamalotillo in Puriscal Canton, as well as the Fila Negra community in Turrubares Canton.

The electrical works, which would be completed in 2022 are carried out by the Institute of Public Electricity. "Costa Rica has one of the highest percentages of electricity coverage on the continent," Irene Cañas, president of the institute said.

According to the Rural Development Institute, approximately 360 people live in these communities who still do not have electricity service.

The first phase of the project was budgeted at about $209,714 with funds from the institute, which includes, the installation of an electrical network in Puriscal of approximately 1.1-kilometers long, plus another network in Turrubares of 3.2-kilometers long.

The second part of the project was budgeted at about $56,030 also with funds from the institute, which includes the installation of an additional 3.2-kilometers long electrical network in Puriscal.

The last phase, which was budgeted at about $152,083 includes 10 kilometers of the electrical network in Turrubares.



These communities are not the only ones that have survived without electricity. Last month, the community of San Martin in Osa Canton for the first time has access to public electricity service.




In May, electricity was provided for the first time to three rural communities of Guatuso Canton.



In March, the electricity services were installed for the first time in the Zapatón indigenous territory.


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