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More Reconstruction Challenges Emerge

By on February 11, 2022

COR3 Takes Streamlining Measures Against Factors Affecting Progress

After the Puerto Rico government announced with much fanfare the beginning of the long-awaited and necessary recovery work for the island’s infrastructure through federal funds granted after the devastating passage of Hurricane Maria, there seems to be a never-ending emergence of obstacles preventing the work from starting for more than four years now.

The increase in the cost of construction materials along with the lack of a labor force for all the construction needed are two factors that have a direct impact—one internally and the other externally—on the reconstruction process by, on the one hand, making infrastructure works more expensive, and on the other, reducing
the number of projects that can be completed. Both realities are two very real challenges in the process of rebuilding Puerto Rico.

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