Rotonda del Bicentenario.
Amid great enthusiasm for the completion of the work, the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado – accompanied by the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Rodolfo Méndez Mata, and the Minister of Culture, Sylvie Durán – gave the order for this step to come into service, which will benefit some 50 thousand drivers who travel through this sector every day.
In the midst of a colorful play of lights, President Alvarado stressed that this project has a special connotation because it is framed in the celebration of the 200 years of national independence.
“In the year of the Bicentennial, the hope and confidence of the country will be built on the basis of concrete works like these that have already been completed, and like so many others that are being developed throughout the country,” he exclaimed.
He recalled that “this work that now has four lanes and that allows a fluid movement through the Ring Road, joins the works of the overpass in Social Guarantees and the recent works that are done in the roundabout of the Flag” .
“We do all this for Costa Rica, because of our conviction that in the face of the adversity of the COVID-19 pandemic we must continue working and promoting the projects that lead us to progress,” he emphasized.
For his part, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Rodolfo Méndez Mata, said he was very satisfied to continue advancing with the development of strategic works such as this new overpass in Guadalupe, which together with other projects currently underway, they will help to significantly decongest traffic through the Beltway.
“In this Administration we have proposed to complete the ring of the Circunvalación, as it was thought many years ago. We are also close to starting work on the traffic light crossings of Los Hatillos to remove all these obstacles and have a fluid circulation along the RN 39, including the OBI of San José San-Ramón that we will soon begin to build at the height of the Monument to Water ”, Detailed the hierarch.
Sylvie Durán, Minister of Culture and Youth, said: “From the Ministry of Culture and Youth we join the delivery of this work to celebrate once again our history and the work of people, companies, institutions and organizations of this capable Costa Rica , committed to the development of its inhabitants. Today, road works together with the promotion of clean energies and decarbonisation are added to the roads of the Bicentennial with rigor, care and responsibility for present and future generations ”.
The event was also attended by the vice president, Epsy Campbell; the vice president, Marvin Rodríguez; the Spanish ambassador to Costa Rica, Cristina Pérez Gutiérrez; the mayor of Goicoechea, Rafael Ángel Vargas; the executive president of ICE, Irene Cañas; the general manager of the CNFL, Víctor Solís; the executive director of CONAVI, Mario Rodríguez; the manager of the CONAVI-CABEI Executing Unit, Carlos Jiménez; the Head of Country of CABEI, Mauricio Chacón; the representative of UNOPS, Alejandro Rossi; and the director of Grupo Puentes in America, Carlos Portela. Also on behalf of the community were Yuri Salas, from the La Margarita neighborhood, and Tracy Rojas, from the Miraflores neighborhood.
Work executed in a year of economic crisis. “For CABEI, it is of great satisfaction to be part of this initiative that managed to be carried out in a year of economic crisis, generating sources of employment and now well-being and quality of life for the thousands of drivers who will enjoy the new overpass in Guadeloupe as a of the complementary works of what will be the highway megaproject of Circunvalación Norte, also financed by CABEI in all its functional units ”, highlighted the Chief Country Officer of CABEI in Costa Rica, Mauricio Chacón.
For his part, Alejandro Rossi, UNOPS representative for Costa Rica, indicated that “at UNOPS we are very proud and satisfied, as part of the United Nations System in Costa Rica, deliver this infrastructure work within the planned time, cost and quality. of a new generation ”.
“It is the sixth important work that we delivered to the Government of Costa Rica in the last year, a year without a doubt peculiar due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As in the other great works that we have delivered in this period, we have ensured information and community participation, occupational safety measures and a policy of zero tolerance for sexual harassment and harassment in the works “.