The Greens have today shown their rejection of the construction of the port of Fonsalía and they denounce that it is part of a model of destruction of the territory promoted by the successive governments of the Canary Islands including the current “Pact of Las Flores”, similar to what is intended to be carried out in Gran Canaria with the Chira-Soria Project.
According to the spokesperson for Los Verdes de Tenerife, Jose Ramon Carrillo, with the port of Fonsalía It is intended to speculate with the only large agricultural virgin territory that remains in the south of Tenerife, noting that “Luxury hotels are already being built there”, stating that it is about re-qualification of unprecedented territory, that is, “A ball like the top of a pine tree”.
“A ball like the top of a pine tree”
For the Greens, the construction of the port of Fonsalía would produce irreversible damage both in the territory and in the sea, but especially in the sea, because it is a place of passage already confirmed for pilot whales, dolphins and dolphins, and a place where there is a very important marine life.
According to Los Verdes, this project is linked to the island ring since that port is the one that will have the best communications with the rest of the island, especially with the North, and it entails leaving the port of Los Cristianos as a port eminently for sports use. and commercial.
According to Carrillo, it is a dynamic of the last decades in which they are betting on new infrastructures, such as the case of the port of Granadilla, leaving the previous areas in decline, which according to the Speaker is what is happening right now with the Port of Fonsalía, in what is called “Tenerife’s golden mile”. Destined for luxury tourist facilities of five golf courses, when the tourist parameters that we are moving lately after the pandemic make them absolutely dispensable; So there is no need to be more destruction in Tenerife since there are ports, both sports and commercial, to meet the needs of this island. These are facilities that are unsustainable right now and where there is no investment in making them more modern and respectful of the environment, not even investing in the channeling of sewage and rainwater.
Faced with a reconversion of obsolete tourist infrastructures, it is committed to destroying millions of square meters of territory that are currently used for agricultural exploitation, especially banana trees, which will be requalified for tourist use of the surrounding land.
The Greens are asking for a moratorium on all actions that involve continuing to destroy territory, such as the port of Fonsalía or the Chira-Soria Project, and they ask the parties that make up “The Pact of Flowers” for consistency, as they consider that public statements of some of its members are contradictory with the decisions of the Government.