Ministry of Environment (MIAMBIENTE) approved the environmental impact study for the construction of Puerto Baru, in Chiriqi.
This is a resolution dated January 16, with which MIAMBIENTE approved a category III environmental impact study.
According to the developer, the project will contribute to the development of the region by generating a logistical and strategic connection for the country.
Puerto Barú is a private initiative with $250 Millions investment. It has a 20 year planning.
It contemplates the construction of a 500-meter commercial dock and a 300-meter tourist dock.
In addition, it will facilitate the transportation of inputs and goods, promoting exports of products grown in the western part of the country and Costa Rica’s southern most área.
With the approval of the study, the first works are expected to begin in the coming months and the first phase will be ready in two years.
Puerto Baru in David is a 100% private initiative, from American investors and built on private land.
According to a recent report, “its infrastructure includes the construction of a commercial dock on an area of 500 meters of land and a tourist dock on another 300 meters. With a multipurpose concept, Puerto Barú in David is designed to revitalize the economy of the Western region of the country, with strict sustainability standards and, in its construction, the creation of 1,200 direct jobs is expected, while in the phase of “With this operation, around 1,000 direct jobs will be generated.”
Puerto Baru will generate logistical and strategic connection in the country and will allow cabotage for internal and regional trade; in addition to promoting agroindustrial production and sustainable tourism in this productive area.
In the coming months, the first construction work on Puerto Barú in David will begin. The first phase of the project will be ready in two years according to the development company.