Limon hearing on container facilty is disrupted again

A hearing on the proposed $1 billion container facility in Limón again has been suspended due to unruly spectators.

Reports from Limón said that an effort to resume the hearing failed when members of the Sindicato de Trabajadores de Japdeva began throwing items at the speaker table.

The Secretaría Técnica Ambiental was ordered by the Sala IV constitutional court to resume the hearing even though the first one was suspected due to misbehavior by union members. Japdev is the Junta de Administración Portuaria y. Desarrollo Económica de la Vertiente Atlántica, the government agency that runs the public docks.

Union members oppose the construction of the new facility on concession by APM Terminals, a highly experienced Dutch firm.

President Laura Chinchilla called the misbehaving members of the audience enemies of progress in a Tweet.

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