A Memorandum of Understanding was signed last May 2, 2018, in San José, Costa Rica between Radio Club de Costa Rica (RCCR) and the Fire Department of Costa Rica to promote support to the development of the “ITU Winlink Node Project” in Costa Rica.

Witnesses of honor of this MoU were Edwin Estrada Hernandez, Telecommunications Vice-Minister of Costa Rica (MICITT), and Elian Villegas Valverde, Executive President of the Board of Directors of the Fire Department of Costa Rica.

This project, supported by Radio Club de Costa Rica, is part of ITU’s plan for the establishment of a Winlink node network in the Central American countries and the Dominican Republic, with the objective of strengthening the response capacity in alternate emergency communications in case of emergency situations or disasters that could occur in these countries.