Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 – 10:37
The Executive issued a parliamentary response to the PP in which it considered the Valencian infrastructure “priority and strategic” and warns of a collapse if it is not executed.
The president of the APV, Aurelio Martnez, with the expansion project in the background.EMPodemos y Comproms The El Prat fiasco hardens the pulse with the PSOE for the expansion of the Port of Valencia
The expansion of the Port of Valencia begin to be completed in 2022 and is not in question for the Government of Pedro Sanchez. Despite attempts by its partners to We can and Comproms trying to stop the infrastructure, as they have achieved with the El Prat airport project, the Executive’s position remains as firm as the ministries of promotion and Ecological transition preventing a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from being claimed that would have delayed the work. That green light led to Port Authority to advance in the final drafting of the project -with environmental adjustments because it dates from 2006-, which will be published shortly and will allow the bidding for the extension before the end of 2021. That will lead to the award of 50 years at the beginning of 2022 the operation of the north terminal to TIL, a subsidiary of the MSC group that will pay 800 million of the 1,200 in which the work is budgeted.
The Government does not question the expansion, as they responded to the question asked in Congress by the Valencian deputy of the PP Beln Hoyo. For the Executive, “it will probably be one of the most important private investments in Spain in the coming years and will place Valencia in a very competitive situation.” But, in addition, it launches a warning: “If the new terminal is not executed, the capacity of the port area will be exhausted, since the forecast is that the traffic will grow up to 10 million TEU in the year 2050 “.
It is a position as a government that coincides with that maintained by the PSOE and that, also through the decisions of the ministries involved in its processing, evidenced in Europe through the Valencian MEP Immaculate Rodriguez-Piero. The position of the partners of Snchez and Puig is contrary and they support the popular initiatives of groups and entities willing to go to court and demand the paralysis by judicial means.
Currently, the expansion process was already inaugurated in 2012, the shelter dams, which allows to surface 30 hectares of surface at a cost of 203 million, of which 74 come from European funds. But the crisis paralyzed the rest of the action until 2018, at which time critical voices, political voices and citizen groups had already emerged, and the project was modified to renounce the extension of the shelter dam and the dredging of the dam. access channel, which involved the extraction of 22 million cubic meters of material from the seabed to facilitate the passage of mega-ships. This material will be used to fill the springs. How will it now be included in an environmental annex to accompany the new final project.
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