Container facility meeting is claimed not to be valid

An environmental organization is questioning the legitimacy of a meeting held Saturday in Limón

The environmental ministry’s Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental held the session to present findings on a proposed $1 billion container handling facility in nearby Moín. But the meeting was adjourned earlier than expected because some of the spectators were becoming rowdy. The project is controversial.

A press release cited the opinion of Álvaro Sagot, a lawyer, who said that the situation was not suitable for the presentation, and the delivery of information.

The release is called for a repeat of the meeting. APM Terminals is the Dutch firm that plans to build the facility as a concession.

Environmentalists oppose it because of the impact on the area.

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