Published Monday, March 29, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Electricity services installed to 15 families living in the Zapatón indigenous territory located in Puriscal Canton, San José Province.
Zapatón, an area of 3,514 hectares, is one of the two Costa Rican indigenous territories where the Huetar ethnic group live. The other community is Quitirrisí, also in San José Province.
The 500-meter long electrical network provides service to 15 families and was carried out by the Electricity Institute, ICE. The installation cost approximately $18,800, and was financed with the budget of the Rural Development Institute.
According to the institute, another upgrade in the zone this year is a 500-meter-long asphalt road in the indigenous territory budgeted at approximately $127,000.
There is also the construction of another electrical service network of 1,363 meters long in the indigenous community of Gamalotillo in Turrubares Canton, in San José Province.
This new electrical network is budgeted at approximately $14,200, covered with the budget of the Rural Development Institute.
Gamalotillo has an area of 343 hectares, which includes 69 agricultural production areas, 2 areas that are part of wild reserves and 39 lots where the community houses are located.
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