Thursday, September 10, 2009

More Progress as Monterra Continues Roads in Rios del Sol.

Now most of the planned areas of road work in Phase 1 have been cut. We are now in the process of widening the roads and installing concrete water drainage pipes.

Mitigation (protection of soil from erosion) has started. By using these green, perforated blanket-type cloths and by planting grass seed, the soil beneath has very little chance (in the near future) of eroding and will not once the grass really takes hold. The roads are looking great and we can drive our vehicles over most of the Phase.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Work Continues in Monterra's 'Valle de Luz'.

As work continues in Valle de Luz we can see the main entrance starting to take shape. Mike Quinn of Monterra says: "Since we have come out of the ground people from all over have stopped to look at the site and inquire about opportunities, property sales and jobs. It feels great to be at this stage and booming! when the global economy has clearly affected others. It's demonstrates that Monterra has the resources and experience to fully operate in times like these."

We've been a bit lucky too as the rains here have not been at their normal levels. This time last year it would not be possible to work at our current speed, as of this posting, the sun is shining and the temperature is 28 degrees. Our area is one of the sunniest in Costa Rica but we do expect heavy rainfall in October as usual.