According to Monserrat Solano, Costa Rica’s Ombudsman, to move forward in reducing poverty, improved governance is required, as well as the completion of investment projects in infrastructure.
Solano warned that Costa Rica should give priority to some actions to fulfill the sustainable development agenda encouraged by the United Nations for the next 15 years.
The lack of investment in infrastructure mainly affects people living in poverty and rural areas, limiting access to housing, food, education and health.
The economically-key infrastructure projects for which the loan from the InterAmerican Development Bank was intended, now face serious problems.
Solano pointed out that although the National Transport Plan proposed an investment of 3.66% of the GDP for infrastructure, the actual annual investment reported is 0.8%