Born Development Agency of Limon
- Instance intended as a coordinator between the various productive sectors of the province.
- Emphasis will be on preparing for the change to the huge investments that lie ahead.
Lemon, 14 November 2012. In order to prepare for all positive Limon coming changes in the province, a group of citizens of the province from different productive sectors make up the Agency for Development of Limon.
This entity, registered as an association with legal personality, is composed of private entrepreneurs, investors and developers of investment projects (APM Terminals, ISIVEN, Park Condos Caribbean, etc.), academia (UCR, UNA, ITCR, CUN Limon ) and the public sector involved in the development of the province (Japdeva, Recope, Municipality of Limón, National Bank, etc.)
The Agency aims to integrate and coordinate the various productive sectors of the province, to ensure the greatest benefit of all parties, for the sake of a more orderly development. To do so, it seeks to be the counterpart to the state and big business , coordinate the actions of training of professionals, promote the installation of new businesses, simplify procedures, among other tasks.
According to Luis Guillermo Rodriguez, President of the Board, the initiative arose from the urgent need to prepare for the impending change that will occur in the province. “We have approved public and private investments of nearly five billion dollars in Limon. This is an extraordinarily high figure that could transform the productive and social life of the province, generating direct and indirect jobs, attract new businesses in other fields, etc. But all this wonder only be real if we are prepared to seize these opportunities, “Rodriguez said.
The Agency has been forming since July this year, already approved its statutes, the Board was integrated and settled legally. Currently working in six major areas:
- Program information and readiness for change.
- Canton Central Regulatory Plan.
- Program to attract and installation companies
- Vocational training program and staff training.
- Tourism promotion program.
- Program basic services to the population.
Investments that are coming in the province
Lemon’s best days lie ahead. A series of huge investments, both public and private, are currently underway:
- New container terminal of APM Terminals.
Investment: $ USD 950 million.
- New oil refinery.
Investment: USD $ 1.5 billion.
- New oil port.
Investment: $ USD 100 million.
- New road Lemon-Rio Frio.
Investment: $ USD 420 million.
- Puerto Limon City project.
Investment: USD $ 80 million.
- New Free Zone.
Investment: USD $ 50 million.
- New Industrial Park (under negotiation with the Government of China).
In addition, the province is experiencing the emergence and expansion of major tourist and housing developments, and building a Mega Port, with an investment of $ 4 billion.
The Agency invites people with concerns in these areas to join the organization and join forces.