Published Wednesday, May 5, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Copisa company won the deal to carry out the infrastructure improvement works at the Paquera ferry, located in the Nicoya Peninsula, budgeted at $5,005,166, announced the Ministry of Public Works.--------------------------
The infrastructure improvement plan includes the docking, departure area for the ferries, as well as the waiting, boarding and disembarking areas for people and vehicles at the port.
Copisa is expected to finish the ferry improvements in 9 months.
In addition to the infrastructure improvements, the ministry hired the IDOM consulting firm for $163,00 to take care of the technical studies and designs.
Currently, the ministry is in the process of analyzing the hiring of a consulting company that is in charge of the administration and supervision of the project. This job is budgeted at $400,000.
In January the ministry announced that the process of hiring a company was scheduled to be finished in May. But, delays have pushed back the date to be set before June.
Another port in the process of infrastructure improvements is in Golfito, Puntarenas Province, which is being developed by the Pacific Ports Institute.
Infrastructure improvements started in 2018, with a budget of about $2 million, to modernize the port.
According to the institute, the main improvements are focused on the following:
» The construction of cruise zones for tourists.
» Repair, maintenance and replacement of piles.
» Fire control system.
» Installation of a new fender system in the docking area.
» Installation of a new electrical system.
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