Ottón Solís wants APM money for rail line

Ottón Solís proposed Tuesday that the central government should control the money that is generated by the terminal port in Moín.

Now the plan is to remit about 7.5 percent of the income of APM Terminals to the agency that runs the ports, the Junta de Administración Portuaria y Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica.

Solís, a Partido Acción Ciudadana lawmaker, suggested that giving the money to the Junta would result in it being used for small projects and administrative costs.

Instead he proposed that the money be used to rebuild the Caribbean railroad from Limón to Rio Frio and beyond. He estimated that the first year payment by APM Terminals would be about $12.5 million.

The goal would be to invest the money in projects that would have a strong economic impact, he said.

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