President promises land and road for San Carlos

The canton of San Carlos is celebrating its 100 years of existence, and President Laura Chinchilla visited Monday with promises of more government aid.

She said that the central government will provide the resources to purchase land for a proposed university center and that a new highway that connects the area with Naranjo will be a work of quality and completed during her administration.

There are about 140,000 residents of the canton, and Ms. Chinchilla praised it as being one of the more competitive in the country. The canton has a mixed economy with significant amounts of agriculture and livestock raising.

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