What Was Said in the Council… Hojancha Will Be the First City in the Country with Cemented Roads

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This Tuesday, December 2, the Municipal Council of Hojancha learned about the commencement of the work of cementing five streets in downtown Hojancha, which will begin today, Wednesday, December 3. The company Cementos Mexicanos S.A. (CEMEX) is in charge of the project, which will cost approximately 37 million colones (about $70,000).

The municipality of Hojancha planned the project to provide a solution to the bad state of the main routes in the city center.

This would be the first time this type of cementing has been carried out in Costa Rica, suggested by the company CEMEX. It consists of laying a top layer of cement over the base layer of existing material. In other words, it does not require building up a base of stone and sand but rather it uses the ground for the base, as long as it is firm.

What CEMEX proposes with this system is to lower prices, to speed up the work and to guarantee the quality and durability of the work.

This procedure has aroused the interest of the Federation of Municipalities of Guanacaste (FEMUGUA) to the point that they convened all of Guanacaste’s mayors to go to Hojancha to witness the process.

According to Hojancha’s mayor, Eduardo Pineda, on Friday, December 5th from 10 a.m. until noon, the mayors will be in Hojancha to learn about the work.

“That day, we are going to have a street cemented and sealed by CEMEX, another cemented without the sealant and others in process so that they can see the different stages of development of the process. We will be pioneers in doing this type of project,” said Pineda.

Pineda said that the minister of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Carlos Segnini, is expected to be present on this day.