The Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing, Pablo Rodríguez, has stated that the Government of the Canary Islands has no plans to promote the construction of the Fonsalía port, in Guía de Isora (Tenerife). However, he has warned of the need to find a solution to the congestion at the port of Los Cristianos.
Fonsalía is not included among the projects planned in Canarian ports. “It is the unanimous position of the Executive,” he stressed, although he has insisted on the need to find a solution to improve connectivity between Tenerife and the Green Islands.
The “inefficiency” of the current port of Los Cristianos forces a search for a viable solution to be carried out. “Ships, merchandise and life time are lost” due to congestion at the dock and therefore it is necessary to find an alternative “among all of us,” said the counselor.
Representative Esther González has expressed satisfaction with the decision not to promote Fonsalía’s project again, which she considers “impossible, unnecessary and a big mistake” as it is not socially, economically or environmentally justified.
The representative of Nueva Canarias-Bloque Canarista has argued that the way to improve maritime connectivity from the south of Tenerife is to use the port of Granadilla de Abona.