The government is holding a contest in which it asks citizens to solve some of the overriding problems of the times.
The announcement from Casa Presidencial said that the Mesa de Innovación Social, led by Vice President Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, had identified four problems, and that there would be five solutions selected.
The problems are the collection of trash, traffic accidents, access to higher education and obesity. More information and a timeline are here: www.retopaiscr.com.
The government will pick 15 finalists from which the top five will be selected.
The government is holding a seminar July 16 to help individuals generate ideas. The deadline for submission is July 24.
Winners might have their ideas instituted, said the announcement.