Construction has started on a new fairground in Mercedes Norte in Heredia.
The municipality said Wednesday that the contract with CBL-JAVJ Construcciones y Alquileres had been approved by the Contraloría de la República, the budget watchdog, and that the order has been given to begin the job.
The municipality said it wants to move the agricultural fair from Avenida 14 to this new location to reduce traffic congestion on the community’s main streets. The contract is worth 788 million colons, some $1.4 million.
For that the contractor is supposed to repair completely the exiting wall around the facility, install two sets of bathrooms, renovate some existing storage areas including roofs, windows, floors and walls.
The electrical system will be renovated completely, said the municipality. The contract calls for completion in 10 months.