AMLO announces cancellation of Metrobus in Durango after a hand vote

The president consulted the population of the region in this regard, who decided to invest the financing of the work in projects related to water supply and to complete a hospital.

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that the Metrobús will not be held in Gómez Palacio, Durango, which would boost the La Laguna area, after a vote by show of hands.

Instead of the transport work, the financing will be invested in water and in the conclusion of a hospital.

The president said he will continue to consult people on various issues. Thus, in relation to the Metrobús in the entity, he asked those attending the event if they preferred this means of transport or that money is used for something else. Most people raised their hands in favor of the second option.

“No Metrobus then,” he said. In response, he promised that the resources will be channeled to the water service and to the conclusion of a hospital, in that order.

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“A round of applause for the governor of Durango”, José Rosas Aispuro, requested López Obrador in the delivery of Integral Welfare Programs.

“There will be no imposition. A Metrobús budget is already authorized, but as the governor (Aispuro Torres) said if you think that is not appropriate, the budget is used in something else, “he said.

However, he pointed out that “if people say no, the people choose, and that money would be used for other needs, where there is water, when the hospital is finished, in short, so many demands.”

López Obrador commented that he will agree with the governor “so that the money that is authorized (for the Metrobús) is used for the hospital or for water. We are always going to be consulting. It’s democracy. “

After emphasizing that the two works are necessary, he again submitted a vote by show of hands to determine which of them would have to start first, and the result was in favor of the water infrastructure. “Water and then the hospital is my commitment,” he added.

In this regard, the governor of Durango explained on Monday in an interview for Grupo Fórmula that the cancellation of the work was something organized by the elected mayor of Gómez Palacio, Marina Vitela.

They affected the development of the region of La Laguna, Gómez Palacio and Lerdo, who took away a work of modern mobility, much more agile, more secure, a project interstate (…) The interests that are there seek other things and not the interest of the population, the development of the region, it was the elected mayor who organized this, “he said.

Rosas Aispuro pointed out that although there was no progress in the region, the money that would be used for this project was already available.

“This work, in the Durango area, had nothing because, since the previous state government had canceled it for some reason, I said that we would do the work because I heard the feelings of the people (…) It is very unfortunate that is canceling a work that I recognize, the president was very attentive to give the registration to the Treasury, everything was ready for the resource was released, was going to announce the investment in the part of Durango. The work is worth 3 billion pesos ” , he claimed.

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Durango Governor Riquelme does want Metrobús in Durango

In Torreon it is 90% complete, while in Gómez Palacio there is still no project

Governor Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís openly expressed his disagreement with the cancellation of the federal investment that had already been authorized so that the Metrobús project, about to take shape in Torreón and Matamoros, could have continuity in the neighboring cities of Gómez Palacio and Lerdo, a matter in which it will be bet on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to change his position.

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“I hope he comes to his senses and reconsiders,” he said, in addition to expressing his solidarity with his Duranguense counterpart, José Rosas Aispuro Torres for the treatment, with boos and even insults, that he received when accompanying the national leader during the recent visit to The lagoon.

Mayor Jorge Zermeño was the first to address the issue to reproach that by a quick survey among those attending the event with the President has made such a determination, because “I think La Laguna deserves seriousness, and decisions can not be taken by hand This is not democracy, it’s demagoguery.

The governor said he fully agreed with Zermeño, since in short “I do not conceive the Metrobús in Coahuila and in the part of La Laguna de Durango no, because it is a project that was mapped out to metropolitans,” he said.

Source: el financiero, el sol de mexico

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