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The mayor demands deadlines and budgets for the Mediterranean Corridor to arrive in Cartagena (18/05/2018)

The mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, has demanded, this Friday May 18, to know deadlines, budgets and to know if the city appears on the map of Corredor del Mediterráneo.

"We must say loud and clear, the need for the city of Cartagena to be on the agenda of the Government so that we can be part of that Mediterranean Corridor," stressed Castejón.

The mayor has made these statements taking advantage of the fact that the #QuieroCorredor movement has made a stop in Cartagena.

The initiative will park its bus, on May 18 and 19, in the Plaza de Heroes de Cavite with an itinerant exhibition that informs about the project of the Corridor of the Mediterranean, at the same time that it will request signatures so that it arrives at the city as soon as possible .

The initiative #QuieroCorredor received this Friday, May 18, the support of the City of Cartagena with the presence of the mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, and councilors of different political groups of the Municipal Corporation.

This is an initiative promoted by the Valencian Business Association and which has had the support of the Regional Confederation of Business Organizations of Cartagena, COEC.

Ana Belén Castejón has congratulated the promoters of this initiative for the success of doing it, "with this bus it is said for all the places that are necessary, loud and clear, the need that the city of Cartagena has to be on the agenda of the Government , so that we can be part of that Mediterranean Corridor. "

The mayor recalled why the city should be on that agenda of the Government of Spain, "the first to be the main industrial hub of the region, for being also the great tourism engine of the Region and finally, by the port, one of the most important in Spain, the fourth in merchandise ".

According to the mayor, Cartagena has the essential elements to claim that the Mediterranean Corridor reaches Cartagena in good condition.

The councilor has made a summary of the latest data to be known about the arrival of the Corridor to the city.

Last July, during a meeting in the Port Authority, the national coordinator of the Mediterranean Corridor, Juan Barrios gave, in summer, terms of his arrival to Lorca and Murcia, but nothing of Cartagena.

For his part, the Minister of Public Works, Íńigo de la Serna, made a commitment in October with the acting mayor, Juan Pedro Torralba, that the Corridor would arrive by 2018, "We are in May 2018 and we still do not know anything," concluded Castejón.

For his part, the president of the COEC in Cartagena, Pedro Pablo Hernández, has highlighted the importance of the Mediterranean Corridor for the business fabric of Cartagena.

He also explained that not having these infrastructures is to have a cost of business opportunities.

"The important thing for now is to connect, because the Mediterranean Corridor runs, to round numbers, 50 percent of the population, 50 percent of GDP, 50 percent of foreign tourists and also half of exports .

So they are very important figures. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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