A cornerstone will be placed for the $52-million farmer’s market in Sardinal July 25. That date also marks the celebration of the Anexión del Partido de Nicoya.
Lawmakers were told the date this week.
Construction of the sprawling facility is expected to take 18 months and provide work for 150 workers with more than 400 employed once the market is built.
Supporters of the project note that the location in La Cascada de Sardinal is 27 kilometers from Liberia and just 16 kilometers from the Daniel Oduber airport. They described the facility as a wholesale market.
Estimates are that producers in 11 nearby cantons will benefit from the market. Lawmakers already have approved the financing for the market.
The Anexión del Partido de Nicoya commemorates the decision by the politicians of Nicoya to join with Costa Rica in 1824 and not with Nicaragua. It is one of the country’s more popular legal holidays.