In a significant development towards enhancing regional connectivity and trade, President Rodrigo Chaves of Costa Rica lauded the initiative to establish a ferry service between Costa Rica and El Salvador. The ferry service is expected to bolster trade and mobility between the two nations and play a vital role in boosting their respective economies.
President Chaves took to the digital platform X to express his gratitude and appreciation to President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador for supporting and promoting the ferry project. He praised President Bukele’s commitment to serving the citizens, asserting that such dedication to public service has made the realization of this ambitious project possible.
In his message on Twitter, President Chaves stated, “Gracias presidente Bukele @nayibbukele – sabía la frase suya de que la plata alcanza cuando no se la roban. Añado que los funcionarios públicos estamos para servir y no servirnos. Un saludo fraternal al gobierno y pueblo de El Salvador.”
The ferry project represents the fulfillment of a promise that took three decades to materialize – establishing a ferry service between El Salvador and Costa Rica. Authorities from both nations have emphasized that this new commercial route aims to expedite the movement of goods across the region, thereby reducing transportation times and costs.
The Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) has confirmed that the inaugural commercial voyage of the Blue Wave Harmony ferry will take place on August 10, departing from the port of La Unión in El Salvador and arriving at the port of Caldera in Costa Rica. The following day, the ferry will set sail once again from Caldera, making its way back to El Salvador’s maritime terminal. This route, spanning a distance of 691.2 kilometers, has been aptly named the “Bicentennial Route.”
According to CEPA, the Blue Wave Harmony vessel will be responsible for cargo operations beginning on the specified dates. This vessel has the remarkable capacity to transport up to 100 units, including the respective drivers, with their haulage trucks.
The establishment of this ferry service marks a significant milestone in the region’s economic integration and cooperation. It is expected to foster stronger ties between Costa Rica and El Salvador, promoting trade, tourism, and mutual development. As the project becomes operational, both nations eagerly await the manifold benefits it promises to bring to their economies and citizens alike.