Government and Generalitat meet today without solving investment in the Prat

The Council of Ministers did not yes yesterday no decision on the investment of 1,700 million to expand the El Prat airport that was scheduled in the AENA inves

Government and Generalitat meet today without solving investment in the Prat

The Council of Ministers did not yes yesterday no decision on the investment of 1,700 million to expand the El Prat airport that was scheduled in the AENA investment plan for the next five years and that will not be carried out by Junts's opposition, First, and after ERC and Governn.

Thus, the minister spokesman, Isabel Rodríguez, who lamented that "the works were broken" to launch the expansion because it was a "great investment" that had to be developed with a "great consensus" that has not been achieved In the Government of Catalonia.

The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, reported yesterday in the Senate to the Generalitat to break the expansion agreement of the Barcelona-El Prat airport in a "unilateral" way by "a lack of self-manifest" of Government,

In the control session, Junts spokesman at Senate, Josep Lluís Cleries criticized the government, "turns its back on seven million Catalans, despising the Generalitat, while intending to continue investing in Madrid." Sánchez replied that the government wants Catalonia to become an economic engine of Spain and the goal was to turn the airport into "an intercontinental hub, but it will not impose the expansion of the Prat".

In addition, the transport owner regretted that "a great opportunity to contribute to a better future for Catalonia and Spain", but said that "he maintains his handwriting will to continue dialogue and collaboration."

In this way, the Government and Government will meet today at the dialogue table to jointly study the future, also economic, of Catalonia, without having solved their discrepancies, causing a serious damage to the economy of the region.

The expansion of the PRAT to turn it into intercontinental hub would increase the weight of the airport activity in Catalan GDP of 6.8% to 8.9% with the creation of 145,000 jobs and an extra injection of 4,500 Millions per year in the tax revenues of the Generalitat.

Except for the last minute surprise, the fight between ERC and Junts has led to failure a project necessary for the growth of activity in Catalonia with the excuse of the environmental damage that it would cause. Generalitat itself gave the approval of the enlargement on January 2. An investment that had been considered as necessary by Catalan business organizations.

Updated Date: 20 September 2021, 23:54

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