San Jose [TCRN] – Trail 1856, which began construction by emergency decree on the Costa Rica Nicaragua border, continues to be a thorn in the side of everyone involved. A territorial dispute initiated the decision to build the border route, commissioned the Ministry of Public Works and Transport the work. The project has been overwhelmed with legal investigation, corruption charges, environmental damage, and sub-standard work, leaving the project in shambles.
Companies who worked on the construction of the Border Trail are be thinking about suing the government and specifically the National Roads Authority (CONAVI) for monies owed to them for their participation in work on Route 1856.
The main reasons mentioned by the parties involved is that non-payment from CONAVI commitments has made them fall into arrears with banks and credit companies. Many of them have more than three months pending invoices for work performed.
The managing director of SA Tramusa Lucia Alfaro, said the CONAVI owed about 400 million colones and the company Coocique RL-with-who made a loan with 2% interest per month is also 3 months in arrears will file with Superintendence of Securities (SUGEVAL).
Attorney Jose Miguel Villalobos said that some of the companies he represent and amounts which are owed millions and they are making efforts to collect from the state.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica