A bill has been proposed to authorize local governments to approve concessions to current owners and tenants of commercial spaces at borders crossings with Nicaragua and Panama.
The bill is promoted by the representatives Olivier Jiménez and Juan Marín, from Partido de Liberación Nacional (PLN). They proposal contemplates setting up a zone of 656.16 feet along borderlines to use as a wild life sanctuary.
The proponents claim the bill could solve poor living conditions of many Costa Rican families living near borders.
The representatives of Guanacaste and Puntarenas said the proposal depends on concessions, which are a legal form that has been successful and normally implemented in other parts of the country.
If the bill gets approved, it would still require to draft a regulatory plan and after that it could take one more year to begin accepting applications for concessions.
Source: Diario Extra.