Thanks to a donation of three million U.S. dollars, Costa Rica is building a new checkpoint on the border with Nicaragua, officials announced.
Costa Rica Security Minister Mario Zamora, told reporters that the new post will serve the customs and immigration control department and will be located in the area of Tablets of Los Chiles, on the border with Nicaragua.
There is already a checkpoint at Los Chilies, but its infrastructure is in very poor condition. This post is the second largest on the border between the two countries, after Peñas Blancas in the Pacific.
Zamora said, this work is “essential and urgent for the immediate control of persons and goods traffic in that area.”
For Costa Rica, the new position will be key for saving 100 km of route for freight transport to move from Panama to the rest of Central America, and the border of Peñas Blancas.
Zamora said that U.S. had also donated two million dollars to another police checkpoint in the South Pacific, near the border with Panama, which is nearing completion and will house the Immigration Police and the Drug Control Police.
The U.S. Ambassador in San Jose, Anne Andrew, said today after a meeting with Zamora, that the government is committed to strengthen the training already provided to the Border Police Costa Rica.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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