A legislative commission heard a pitch for an international airport to be built at San Carlos. The Comisión de Gobierno y Administración is studying a bill that would authorize adding such a project to the priorities of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes.
Mireya Zamora Alvarado, a lawmaker with Liberación Nacional, was the promoter of the project. The area is one of the most important in the national economy because of its agriculture, cattle, industry and tourism, the committee was told.
There also are a number of wildlife refugees and the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. The bill is No. 17.937.
An international airport proposed for Palmar Norte still is in the planning stages.