Palmar Sur International Airport, Costa Rica

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla’s recent remarks have breathed new life into an ongoing aviation project in Costa Rica’s southern zone.
Although the development of the southern zone airport has involved more studies and surveys than actual construction work to date, Ms. Chinchilla’s recent declaration that it should be designated as “in the public interest” has provided important assistance that will keep the project on track.

The president’s remarks, which also hailed the airport project’s ability to fight poverty and create jobs, mean that the effort should be given a high priority that will help it clear some previously daunting governmental hurdles. Plans call for the basic structure of the proposed international airport to be built starting in 2012.
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