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Economy & Business - October 2019

Alvarado looks to private sector to improve Costa Rica’s infrastructure competitiveness

Costa Rica’s government is making a big push to improve its infrastructure in order to improve its global competitiveness for trade and investment. The World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness report from 2017-2018 ranked the Central American country 62nd out of 137 countries for infrastructure competitiveness. A closer look at the figures that make up the indicator reveal that Costa Rica ranked 123rd out of 137 countries for road infrastructure and 98th for port infrastructure. With these figures in mind, President Carlos Alvarado has made infrastructure investment a central pillar for his government.

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