The mayor, Diego José Mateos, announces the creation of a work table for the follow-up of the High Speed â€‹â€‹project, in which "there will be a municipal technician, another from Adif, another on behalf of those affected and another from the winning company and they will be the ones who go to work, there the politicians have nothing to say ".
The Government delegate in Murcia, Francisco Jiménez, has met this afternoon in the City of Lorca with the platform of neighbors of the district of Tercia Lorca that requests that "the layout of the AVE as it passes through the Villaespesa Road and that the planned overpasses are buried initially ".
The delegate has been accompanied by the mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, who has explained what is the current status of the project, and recalled that "the expropriation process has already begun for the layout of the High Speed, these neighbors are They began to mobilize in the face of the initial project that contemplates the construction of four bridges, we have seen that there are cheaper alternatives and, more importantly, less harmful, both for the visual impact and for the owners of the affected lands. "
Mateos has reiterated that "the will of Adif is to change the initial project, and the Consistory, as it can not be otherwise, to support what is best for the city."
And he has committed himself to create a table of technicians in which there will be no politicians to monitor the project, "there will be a municipal technician, another Adif, another on behalf of the neighborhood platform and another of the winning company and they will be the ones go to work, at that table we politicians have nothing to say ".
The Government delegate has listened carefully to the explanations of these neighbors and has committed to do everything necessary to change the situation.
Jiménez has guaranteed to those affected "the continuity of the commitments made by the previous Government delegate, Diego Conesa, because his commitments are mine.You do not have to worry, we will fight to get what you ask and need to continue eating of your lands. "
For its part, the spokesman of this neighborhood platform, Patricio Gómez thanked the delegate for his visit to see first hand the problem and what is the position of these neighbors who demand to know how the project is today.
Gómez recalled that Tercia has a very important horticultural potential, many companies dedicated to the production, packaging, export, etc., ... of products
agricultural, which are settled in our district and have more than 1,000 workers on the payroll, plus indirect jobs, this is the main reason why we ask that the bridges planned in the initial project be changed by lower steps ", since He recalled that "the natural doors of the trucks of these industries are the roads and these planned infrastructures would make the traffic of the vehicles that travel daily in this area very difficult".
In this meeting also participated the national deputy of the PSOE, Marisol Sánchez Jódar, the vice mayor of the Consistory, Francisco Morales and the councilors of Agriculture and Livestock, and Development of the City of Lorca, Antonio Navarro and Isabel Casalduero.
Other topics of interest for the municipality of Lorca
During his visit, the government delegate, Francisco Jiménez, has also dealt with the mayor, Diego José Mateos, on other matters of importance to the city of the Sun, which are the responsibility of the State, such as the case of the 50% subsidy on Real Estate Tax. , the IBI, the construction of the Palace of Justice, the cancellation of interests of the aid for those affected by the May 2011 earthquakes or the reinforcement of the personnel in charge of Citizen Security.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca