Legislators and the Executive Power presented a bill to reduce the gaps in regional development.
The proposal was drafted by a joint special commission of the Legislative Assembly, with 9 legislators from different political parties, the National Planning Minister, Olga Sánchez, Finance Vice Minister, José Pacheco, and the president of the Rural Development Institute, Ricardo Rodríguez.
This initiative aims to promote development through mechanisms to improve the growth and competitiveness for the welfare and life quality of Costa Ricans.
The bill includes the creation of a National Fund for Regional Development to boost progress and the reduction of interregional socioeconomic differences.
William Alvarado, legislator for the party Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) explained that inequality affects many Costa Ricans because there are regions with high development rates and others with opposite rates.