- "The only thing that has made clear is that the works for the arrival of the AVE will not begin in 2018, contrary to what was promised recently by the regional president, Fernando López Miras, and probably not in 2019" , has lamented the spokesman for Citizens in Cartagena, Manuel Padin, who believes that "today we have lived a version of Bienvenido, Mister Marshall and if something has shown today's appearance is that Cartagena is not on the agenda of the Government of Spain or in the one of the Region of Murcia ".
Citizens has indicated that the meeting today between the Minister of Development, ĂŤńigo de la Serna, with the mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, in the Palace Hall to address, among other issues, the arrival of High Speed â€‹â€‹to Cartagena, and its integration with the Mediterranean Corridor, "has not served to clarify anything, or to know when the AVE will arrive in Cartagena or to know the project of the connection of the port city with the Mediterranean Corridor".
"We all expected some announcement, no matter how minimal, or at the end decided to give some time or commit a budget, but the minister has only come to walk," said the spokesman of the Orange formation in Cartagena, Manuel Padin, who believes that "today De la Serna has laughed at our mayor, and therefore all Cartagena, and has appeared at a press conference to say nothing or commit to anything, has not even been able or able to answer a single the questions that journalists have asked him. "
"The only thing that has made clear is that the works for the arrival of the AVE will not begin in 2018, contrary to what was promised recently by the regional president, Fernando López Miras, and probably not in 2019", Manuel Padin has lamented that he considers that the Minister of Development has denied the regional president, "if something has shown the appearance today is that Cartagena is not on the agenda of the Government of Spain or the Region of Murcia."
The local spokesman of the orange formation has announced that he will send to the national deputies of Cs in the Congress, "the poor information that De la Serna has offered us today to study how to force the Ministry to commit itself already with dates and budget, I am increasingly aware that the future of Cartagena does not go through this PP government. "
The mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, did not know how to pressure the minister to commit herself to the slightest, "the only thing she has been able to obtain is something that we all already knew, that the Board of Directors of the Cartagena High Speed â€‹â€‹Society will meet at the end of next April to push a little more the ball of the AVE until God knows where or when. "
In the opinion of the Citizen spokesperson, "Castejón has lost a good opportunity to ask President López Miras for explanations for lying when he assured that the works of the AVE would begin in 2018 and to represent Cartagena's dignity and pride.
Citizens has rescued the statements made by the mayor only two months ago: "only an express commitment of the minister, ensuring a budget of at least 50 million for the budgets of 2018, would allow believing in the word given by the president of the Community" , "well neither one nor the other, has listened to the speech without PP content without flinching, what I do not understand knowing the character of our mayor and knowing how she knows that she can count on our Municipal Group to claim what is fair to the municipality "has indicated the spokesman of Cs that considers that today we have lived" a version of Welcome, Mr. Marshall ".
Ciudadanos also recriminates that the minister has been unable to explain why a single euro has not yet been invested in the promised remodeling of the Cartagena train station.
Cs recalled that on May 11, 2017, Adif published that the works for the improvement of the station had been tendered for an amount of 200,000 euros, with a deadline of three months and that would consist of various actions, both in the own building of the station as in the parking lot and its surroundings.
"Now the minister tells us that they have just opened the economic offers, only a few days after the national deputies of Citizens in the Congress of Deputies took the colors for the delay of this project."
Manuel Padin regrets that the Ministry of Development, "is contributing to the Cartagena feel mistreated by state investments, and that's what happens when you announce with great fanfare an investment and let it go almost a year without executing it and without giving explanations. "
Source: Ciudadanos Cartagena