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Salvador highlights the role played by ports

 

17-03-2016

 

The counciller held a meeting today with the President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo

 

 

The Counciller of Housing and Public Works, María José Salvador, pointed out that “ports are one of the principal generators of new economic activity that is improving the capacity of businesses in the Valencian Region to compete.”

 

He made these remarks after visiting the Port of Castellón today where he had a meeting with the President of the Port Authority, Francisco Toledo, during which the current situation of the port was discussed and its main requirements for future development. The counciller was interested to find out more about the projects which the Port Authority is developing and expressed a very positive view of the data showing recent growth at the Port of Castellón

since “this progress is good for the economy of the province and the whole of the Valencian Region.”

 

He emphasised that in this connection, it was important for the Port of Castellón to be connected to the Mediterranean Corridor and gave an assurance the the Regional Council would “continue to press” central government because this “infrastructure is fundamental for both the present and the future of the Valencian society and economy”

 

Mediterranean Corridor

The Counciller also recalled that last week the Council had created the  Fòrum Valencià pel Corredor Mediterrani which was presented yesterday in Brussels. As has been recorded on this web site, the ‘Forum’ brings together the Regional Administration business organisations, public universities, unions, professional organisations, ports as well as such important companies as Ford, in order to unite their efforts to press for the creation of this infrastructure that is so vital for the economy of the Valencian Region..  Salvador highlighted the importance of “combining efforts and working together to make our ports competitive by giving them the railway connections they need.”

“We want companies in our region to be able to compete in equal conditions with those that operate in areas served by the double platform Mediterranean Corridor which as yet does not exist on the Valencian stretch of the line. ” he said. He also added that works to construct a Third Line will create a bottle neck because “all trains, whether they are high speed, local of goods trains will have to run on the same line.”

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