On Thursday, two bills were approved in the second reading and will now allow those affected by tropical storm Nate to access resources and meet their needs.
The first bill is a credit for $20 million with the Inter-American Development Bank, which was managed untimely and there was even the risk of losing it because it was close to the expiration date (August).
The second bill is an authorization to the National Rice Corporation (Conarroz) to use part of its resources (nearly 500 million colones) to meet the needs of affected producers.
Both initiatives were approved in the second reading and now it is up to the Executive Power to approve their publication in La Gaceta.
This natural phenomenon affected 5,600 hectares of rice crops in the Chorotega, Brunca, and Central Pacific regions. The benefit will apply to those producers who lost everything and who were included in a study conducted by the Conarroz with a cut to November 30th 2017.