The Canarian Nationalist Party (PNC) has also joined the archipelago’s political formations that raise doubts about the suitability of the port of Fonsalía, in Guía de Isora, a project promoted by institutions such as the councils of Tenerife and La Gomera and that have supported many other institutions, such as the Parliament of the Canary Islands with the only vote against Podemos.
Juan Manuel García Ramos, president of the PNC, has told this newspaper that he will request reports on the suitability of this macro port, which threatens one of the areas of special environmental protection in Europe for being one of the few sanctuaries of cetaceans in the world. The parliamentarian wants to know studies that formulate a combined use of the ports of Granadilla and Los Cristianos, both also in the south of Tenerife, to respond to the demand of the one that is projected now.
“Is there a comprehensive study of the need for this triple infrastructure?” García Ramos asked in statements to this newspaper. If this new enclosure is built, the south coast of Tenerife would have three commercial ports from Granadilla to Guía de Isora: Granadilla, Los Cristianos and Fonsalía.
Granadilla is one of the most useless port infrastructures that exist in Spain. With a known investment of more than 300 million euros, its operation is practically nil despite having always been promoted as a necessary port to complement and serve as an outlet for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, limited by the growth of the city. Belonging to the network of State Ports, it was one of the claims most vigorously demanded by the forces of life on the island of Tenerife, with its institutions at the forefront.
The one of Los Cristianos, in Arona and belonging to the network of ports of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, its main purpose is to serve as an operational base for the ferries that link with the neighboring islands of La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. The defenders of Fonsalía consider a new infrastructure essential due to its traffic overload, especially due to the saturation suffered by the access roads at times of great influx of travelers.
With his doubts, Juan Manuel García Ramos breaks the unitary position that until now had held the parliamentary alliance that the PNC maintains with the Canary Islands Coalition in the Autonomous Chamber, despite the fact that that of Fonsalía is an almost personal endeavor of the presidents of the town councils of La Gomera, Casimiro Curbelo (Gomera Socialist Group) and of Tenerife, Pedro Martín (PSOE, party of which he is the insular secretary general).
In the last hours the Nueva Canarias parliamentary majority has also broken, which from Tenerife has made serious objections to the macroport. In this way, there would already be three political parties with parliamentary representation that oppose Fonsalía, although the PNC has not formally done so pending those reports that its president demands.