Tourism chamber seeks quick OK on marina law

The national tourism chamber is calling on President Laura Chinchilla to quickly approve a new marina law that already has passed the legislature.

The Cámara Nacional de Turismo noted that the period of time during which the president can veto legislation has expired because the Asamblea Legislativa gave final passage June 27.

There are at least five marinas with space for more than 1,000 boats in the concession stage or with some construction, said the chamber.

It noted that the new law provides a 35-year concession period that will make such investments more profitable. The legislation also seeks to speed up approval of such projects, the chamber said.

Now the country has three active marinas, Los Sueños in Playa Herradura, Marina Pez Vela in Quepos and Marina Papagayo in Playa Manzanillo.

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