Tortuguero Conservation Area opens Operative Center.

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Authorities from the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) delivered this Tuesday to the staff of the Tortuguero Conservation Area (ACTo) of the new Cuatro Esquinas Operation Center of the Tortuguero National Park.

With an investment that exceeds ₡ 1,110 million, the infrastructure –with a total area of 1,800 m2– includes shelters for staff and volunteers who work in the national park, as well as a multipurpose room, storage warehouses and boat dock. Grettel Vega, director of SINAC, new Operational Center of Tortuguero National Park

The modern infrastructure, whose construction accelerated in recent months, was delivered in a symbolic activity in the framework of the commemoration of the 50 years of creation of the Tortuguero National Park and the System of National Parks of Costa Rica.

The Deputy Minister of the Environment, Pamela Castillo, indicated that with the works carried out, the working conditions of the national park personnel will be considerably improved, “strengthening the technical and operational management of this protected wild area, as well as having better facilities for the care of the program volunteering, COVIRENAS, community and intersectoral work, governance, as well as users of the tourist services of this exemplary national park ”.

And he added “in addition to creating jobs in its construction, it will contribute to the economic reactivation of the surrounding communities by increasing the management of this park, its facilities and its tourist attractions. These works are added to the inauguration of the shelter for officials in Chirripó National Park, consolidating our commitment to increase investments in our ASPs ”.

For her part, the director of the Tortuguero Conservation Area, Laura Segura, explained that during the construction phase local employment was activated and that with the opening of the facilities, two people from the community will be hired for cleaning services.

“Once the crisis due to the pandemic has been overcome, we have no doubt that this wonderful project will make an important contribution to the economic reactivation of the multiple actors that intervene in the chain of this tourist destination in the Costa Rican North Caribbean,” he said. Laura Segura, director of the Tortuguero Conservation Area, delivers the new Operational Center

After thanking on behalf of the staff of the Area for the financial support for the completion of this work, Segura commented that finally, after a management process of several years, today there is an infrastructure built in accordance with the needs of the Tortuguero National Park. It’s a dream come true ”, she concluded.

Meanwhile, the vice president of the Republic and coordinator of Mesa Caribe, Marvin Rodríguez, highlighted the extraordinary potential that the region has for its scenic beauty and the warmth of its people. “We celebrate that the North Caribbean, specifically the Tortuguero National Park, has better conditions to attract and strengthen tourist visits,” he said.

“From Mesa Caribe, specifically in the Caribbean Economic Zone project, we have defined tourism, logistics and agribusiness as the main engines for the development and reactivation of the province, so we applaud efforts like this that enhance the tourism sector,” he said. .

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