Within the framework of the celebration of August 31, Day of the Black Person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture and as part of the commitments acquired in the Mesa Caribe strategy, the Rural Development Institute (Inder) reported that, in the last year, it has invested ₡ 2,712 million in 18 rural infrastructure projects in the Huetar Caribe region.
The works are very varied and all of them developed with the vision of bringing better living conditions to the rural inhabitants of the national Caribbean. In this year, Inder built rural roads, electrification projects and developed works such as community rooms and school classrooms, among others.
Some of the main 18 works executed by Inder in the last year are the following:
Improvement of seven roads in the communities of La Lidia, La Maravilla, San Jorge, El Millón, La Fortuna, Aguas Frías and Maná, all of them belonging to the canton of Pococí. In these places, the improvement of roads, evacuation of water and ballast was carried out, which allowed access to the plots and commercial exchange. Inder’s investment in these roads was ₡ 1,280 million.
Guácimo Tourist Route jointly developed by Inder and the Municipality of Guácimo, with an investment of ₡ 1,045 million, of which Inder contributed ₡ 450 million and the local government more than ₡ 595 million.
Work is being done to improve the roads of four communities located in the south of the canton, which will be improved in ballast for a total of 31.4 km, of which 5 km are asphalt in different prioritized sections in La Isleta, San Isidro de Tierra Grande , The Argentina of Pocora and Los Lirios.
Completion of the asphalting of the route to Las Brisas de Pacuarito, Cabécar indigenous community, a project articulated with the Municipality of Siquirres, which required an investment by the Inder of ₡ 350 million for the improvement and asphalting of 17 kilometers of the route, to the benefit of some 300 families.
Multipurpose rooms. They were built in El Cenízaro in Matina and Wahope in Limón for ₡ 72 million.
Electrification and reconstruction of classrooms. In Talamanca, specifically in the community of Calbey-Kuchey, part of the Tayni Indigenous Territory, the electrification project and the classrooms with their respective sanitary batteries were delivered this year, given that the Calbey-Kuchey teaching center was in very bad conditions.
In these last two projects, Inder invested ₡ 107 million.
The vice president of the Republic and coordinator of the Mesa Caribe strategy, Marvin Rodríguez, indicated that Inder is an engine of territorial development in the Caribbean Region. “Their investment in infrastructure and road improvement, as well as articulated coordination with local governments.”
“In addition, it reflects its commitment to generating better opportunities for productive development and quality of life for the inhabitants of the impacted communities. Actions that undoubtedly allow us to advance with the commitments assumed with the Limonense population from the Caribbean Table ”, said the vice president.
“The construction of infrastructure is key to bring development to rural territories and provide responses to their needs in the shortest possible time, it is only possible through institutional articulation, as has been done by Inder with local governments in the Caribbean and in the rest of the country, ”indicated the executive president of Inder, Harys Regidor.