The spokesman of Gomeran Socialist Group (ASG) in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Casimiro Curbelo, once again asked for the will and decision of the Government of the Canary Islands to give the definitive impulse to the construction of the port of Fonsalía, in the municipality of Guía de Isora, in Tenerife.
Curbelo emphasizes that this installation “is fundamental to guarantee the future of connectivity with the three western minor islands, both in terms of passenger and freight traffic and will be the nerve center of communications with La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro”.
In addition, he explains that this construction is even more necessary, since the port of Los Cristianos “has fallen short, its accesses are a bottleneck that hinders entry and exit to the site, and it can not absorb the large volume of passengers that it sustains every day, that has tripled, motivated by the increase of the bonus to 75% for the residents”.
the port can accommodate cruise, sports and fishing vessels
Therefore, the spokesman reminds that his political group has transferred the urgency of undertaking this project, through numerous initiatives presented in the Parliament and the Senate. “It is not reasonable that we wait for more than 20 years without the slightest movement on the part of the competent administrations to start the works and even more, when the bases for their execution have been defined for a long time”, he says.
Curbelo explains that, in addition, this construction will complete the network of major ports of Tenerife, while it will mean an improvement in port logistics activity and motivate the economic diversification and development of the islands in a sustainable manner. Also, he remarks that it will strengthen the commitment to nautical tourism and cruises, as the port can accommodate cruise, sports and fishing vessels.
Specifically, he details that the port is of vital importance for La Gomera, because it will reduce connection times, which will facilitate the movement of goods and passengers between both islands, reducing costs. “It is an urgent work, as it is a port that we consider strategic for connections, which will motivate the creation of employment and new business initiatives, while contributing to the diversification of our economy”, he points out.