The project of train in Gran Canaria can’t wait for Tenerife make a decision if you choose to implement this transport model. The plenary session of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria unanimously approved a motion presented by Nueva Canaria and PSOE in the urge to Canarian President, Ángel Víctor Torresand to transport ministry to “start up, without delay, the precise procedures to guarantee the financing of the train project in Gran Canaria, both through the European funds allocated to this matter, as well as the state budget for railway infrastructures, of which Gran Canaria It has never benefited.”
The Minister of Transportation of the Cabildo, Miguel Ángel Pérezrecalled that in the Canary Islands transport is an essential public service, but that Tenerife has distanced itself from the regional Consortium, so we must continue with this action, which already has the projects but lacks funding, ruling out its integration within the rail network (as Renfe), and opting for the suburban train to join the main social, tourist, economic and administrative centers of the Island. The PP warned that if it is not run now, there is a risk that it will run out of money, since they expect big cuts for next year, given the current economic situation.
Ruymán Santana (Citizens) and José Miguel Bravo de Laguna (United-CC) they agreed that “nobody can be expected.” In this sense, the work has been in the making for 12 years, with the technical assistance of a public company of the Ministry itself.
It must be taken into account that in Tenerife they do not agree on the need to start this project in their territory.
The Minister of Public Works, Miguel Ángel Pérez, announced yesterday that from April 15 asphalt works will be undertaken in the southern highway (GC-1), which will be undertaken in different sections between kilometers 5 and 13, which are added to the current works in the median valued at 2.5 million. The also vice president, who responded with this announcement to an alleged statement made by the counselor John Ruizalso pointed out that the works to improve the road will soon extend to the north (GC-2) and the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bypass (GC-3).
In turn, during the session, a motion presented by the government partners calling for the immediate cessation of the aggression of the Government of Putin against Ukraine, and solidarity with its people. and he asks United Nations encourage diplomatic action. In this sense, it was detailed that there are already 300 Ukrainians welcomed in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.