According to the president of Fepeco, the agreement adopted by the Parliament of the Canary Islands has no real effect on the project from the Port of Fonsalía. “This parliamentary initiative is not binding on the Government of the Canary Islands,” explained the spokesman for the Tenerife builders, for whom this type of voting “is used in many cases by proponents to publicize their ideological, political or partisan positions.” . “Citizen demand and the requirements of the productive system of Tenerife and the three Green Islands,” said Izquierdo in relation to La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, “will justify its inescapable construction, over and above ideological, sectarian or fundamentalist interests. of the usual ones, of those noistas who try to paralyze the progress and development of Tenerife ».
“The construction of Fonsalía is above fundamentalist sectarian interests”
The parties that promoted the parliamentary agreement to dispense with the Fonsalía project were Sí Podemos, Coalición Canaria-PNC and Nueva Canarias, which with their 24 favorable votes carried out the measure. The PSOE abstained (21 votes) and were against ruling out the Popular Party Fonsalía (PP), Gomera Socialist Group (ASG) and Ciudadanos (13 votes). Izquierdo also referred to the positions of these political formations: “Some Tenerife parties and politicians have taken their portraits. Nueva Canarias continues with its policy of escaping to Tenerife to praise Gran Canaria. The Popular Party is the only one that has shown coherence, seriousness and initiative to defend Tenerife. The Socialist Parliamentary Group has voted against what is agreed by the Canarian Executive and the Cabildo, governed by themselves, and has not waited for the results of the studies commissioned.
On the Canary Coalition, he explained that “it has once again turned its back on Tenerife, after leaving it stuck, immobilized and collapsed.” «Civil society will be the one that will promote the infrastructures on our Island in the face of the incapacity, clumsiness, hypocrisy and cowardice of many island politicians, who put their personal, ideological or partisan interests before that of society as a whole. Tenerife will rise due to the push of the people of Tenerife “, concluded the representative of the builders.
“We must make a no to Fonsalía a yes to the Port of Los Cristianos with a large investment”
He also gave his opinion on the agreement of the Canary Islands Parliament the mayor of Arona, the socialist José Julián Mena, who showed his satisfaction. “We must make a no to Fonsalía a yes to the Port of Los Cristianos, with a powerful public investment from the different administrations that serves to modernize Los Cristianos, the first city in population in the entire southern region.” Mena stressed that the change in Parliament’s position is “a success for citizens and for the many voices that have been raised from the town of Arona and its social groups.”
Mena had already shown his position in August, when he warned that the Port of Fonsalía “would not succeed because the environmental impact declaration has expired, which would mean problems for Los Cristianos.” He also expressed concern about “the irreparable environmental damage” that this project would entail on the coast of the municipality of Guía de Isora. “Now political and social unity is essential to say yes to the Port of Los Cristianos, joining positions that allow us to attract investment to the most important city in the south of Tenerife.”