SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 21. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Public Works, Housing and Mobility of the Canary Islands Executive, Pablo Rodríguez, has conveyed today, Tuesday, in the Parliament of the Canary Islands his intention to request the holding of a mixed Canary Islands-State commission to address the approval of a law that contemplates the participation of the Archipelago in the regulation, planning, programming and management of its ports and airports, as stated in the Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands.
Along these lines, Rodríguez has insisted that “the ports and airports of the Canary Islands are strategic infrastructures for any territory, but, above all, for ours, which is absolutely conditioned by connectivity and air and maritime mobility.”
“The State must meet the obligations imposed on it by our Statute of Autonomy and comply with this rule of which, to date, we have not had news to demand the participation of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands in the management of airports and ports, essential tools not only for our economic and social integration, but also for all the necessary measures to be carried out to guarantee connectivity, in general,” Rodríguez added.
Likewise, it has announced that the Ministry has requested in writing the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility to “address the situation generated as a result of the air traffic controllers’ strike at the Lanzarote airport, so that it intercedes and promotes dialogue and negotiations with the objective of not harming the connectivity of the Island”.
To conclude, the counselor has highlighted “that the privatization of the control towers of several airports on the Islands is one of the consequences that puts connectivity at risk” and has reiterated the commitment of the Government of the Canary Islands to work to reduce all issues that “aggravate the already delicate connectivity situation in the Canary Islands.”