Until January 7th, Hurricane Otto has cost the country 3 billion colones, according to the latest report of the Presidential Commissioner for reconstruction.
That money was divided into one billion colones in the first response to the onslaught of the hurricane and 2 billion more invested for humanitarian aid, as well as enabling and cleaning roads and for the correction of river canals.
This was announced by Mariano Figueres, the man responsible for the entire process of rebuilding the affected cantons.
The amount of 2 billion colones came from the coffers of the National Emergency Commission, while the other billion came from other state institutions.
Now the work of the authorities is to monitor and analyze what to do once the National Investment Plan is ready -which should be before the end of this month-, although it is likely to be delayed.
Upala and Bagaces are the cantons where more money has been invested so far, since they took the hardest hit by Otto at the end of November.
Other institutions such as Aqueducts and Sewers have made an investment of over 100 million colones to restore the service, while the Ministry of Health has already spent 70 million colones and the National Children’s Trust 25 million in the care of children from these areas.