Pact expected today for Calla Lajas relocation

The Municipalidad de Escazú is expected to enter into an agreement today to provide land for homes of residents driven from theirs by Tropical Storm Tomas a year ago.

The residents are those who lived on Calle Lajas when a side of Pico Blanco gave way and ripped through the residential community in San Antonio de Escazú. The slide killed 24 persons.

Some 19 families still lived there when emergency officials and health experts deemed the area to be too dangerous. The families were evicted.

The agreement today sets up a trust to purchase the land for new homes, Participating will be the Ministro de Bienestar Social.

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