On Monday afternoon, the Legislature unanimously approved ¢ 2 billion of the Joint Institute for Social Aid (IMAS) to repair the homes affected by Hurricane Otto in Upala.
The resources are included in a special budget that had the support of legislators for the amount of ¢ 85 billion.
The vote was held after the legislative branch rejected a controversial motion by legislator Abelino Esquivel, from Costa Rican Renovation, to include ¢ 500 million for the aqueduct of Matina.
Esquivel went off at the time of the vote as an act of protest against a group of congressmen who are not interested in the canton of Matina.
According to the National Emergency Commission (CNE), Hurricane Otto left 10 fatal victims, 10,831 affected people, 461 villages with some damage and 1,598 affected homes.
Damage to road infrastructure is totaled in 2,778 kilometers of road.
The budget includes items for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Livestock, Public Works and Transport, as well as Labor and Justice.
It also introduces a general reduction of ¢ 24,500 million and incorporates resources for the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).