Last month at a press conference, Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado announced plans to invest more than CRC90 billion ($157.3 million) to modernize airport infrastructure across the country in projects through 2020.
The initiative is expected to boost the economy on both local and national levels, with new jobs created and additional tourism encouraged. In a tweet, Alvarado declared, “More investment, more tourism, more employment.”
The infrastructure improvements will include “customer service, resource optimization, continuous improvement and innovation,” Director General of Civil Aviation Guillermo Hoppe said in a press release. The projects will take place at four international airports — Juan Santamaría (SJO), Daniel Oduber (LIR), Tobías Bolaños (SYQ) and Limón (LIO) — and eight local airfields, Palmar Sur (PMZ), Golfito (GLF), Pérez Zeledón (IPZ), Guápiles (GPL), Quepos (XQP), Tortuguero (TTQ), Coto 47 (OTR) and Puerto Jiménez (PJM).
At Costa Rica’s main airport, Juan Santamaría International, several projects are planned to upgrade taxiways, track-lighting systems and passenger boarding; extend the head runway; and expand its terminal to the west.
The Tobías Bolaños International Airport will receive a brand-new air terminal; restructure the entire Alfa, Bravo and Charlie taxiways; install a new drinking water network and sewage and wastewater treatment plants; a new electricity and data network; a new fire-hydrant network; and construct a new general parking area.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
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