Ucelay urges all administrations to get involved in a comprehensive plan for the modernization and recovery of Los Cristianos. “It’s fundamental carry out the third lane of the freeway, the undergrounding of the Chayofita road and the improvement of the access to the port from the TF-1, with a new connection in both directions, “claims the president of the CEST. “This project can be tendered as a separate part of the third lane project, since its drafting has not yet been put out to tender,” he adds.
The Circle considers that the execution of this road «is key for the remodeling of the mobility within Los Cristianos, enabling its tourist requalification and the improvement of access to the port ”. Aspects that it values as “fundamental and strategic” taking into account that it is a nucleus with a local and tourist population and an administrative center of the South “.
Roberto Ucelay advocates remodeling the Port of Los Cristianos in accordance with its strategic potential, “with a greater capacity and new nautical services that attract quality tourism.” In this way “it will contribute to the reconversion and modernization of the tourist city.”
The Isorano dock
But the Círculo de Empresarios y Profesionales del Sur insists that the Fonsalía port project “is an inalienable aspiration.” In this sense, Roberto Ucelay points out that, although “the time horizon for this infrastructure is, for the moment, uncertain, we must not give up our efforts to make it a reality.” An argument that he defends under “the importance it has for the improvement of inter-island mobility and for the tourism sector, providing the visitor with facilities and services that they demand and that, today, are insufficient, given the demand ”.
The president of the CEST assures that he «does not understand» the controversy generated around this infrastructure «so important» for the connectivity of the Island. «During these days, the Demarcation of Santa Cruz of Tenerife of the College of Engineers of Roads, Canals and Ports has published a study that speaks of the need for the Port of Fonsalía and introduces some proposals for the modification of the design that has been considered until today ”, explains Ucelay. The president of the CEST stresses that “we must be open to studying these contributions, but we cannot let a key project for the development and future of our Island, the Western province and the entire archipelago die.”
The environmental declaration
In a letter addressed to the Councilor for Ecological Transition of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, the president of Fepeco, Óscar Izquierdo, requests that he report on the official bulletin and the date “from which the term of validity of the environmental impact statement of the Port of Isora (Fonsalía), supposedly expired on December 22, 2018 ». If such expiration is confirmed, “it is necessary to demand responsibilities of all kinds, which must fall on those authorities or officials who have made it possible,” emphasizes Izquierdo, “unless it has been produced by some legal or material impossibility that has occurred. ». Fepeco does not understand the “passivity and permissiveness” of the opposition (except for the PP) in this matter.