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La Gomera campaigns for major road improvement projects 

La Gomera is pressing for urgent action so that the island finally gets the road network it “needs and deserves”.

President, Casimiro Curbelo said that under a previous agreement, only 30 per cent of the projects envisaged had actually materialised.

Now, a new deal has been signed between the state and regional government involving eleven schemes costing 1.2 billion euros.

Sr. Curbelo says key works for the island such as the Vallehermoso Alternative, the road between Parades – Alajeró – airport or GM-2, between Degollada de Peraza and San Sebastián must be speeded up.

“We have already suffered the delay in signing, now we hope that the awarding and the start of the works materialise as soon as possible,” he said.

Sr. Curbelo insisting on “moving forward with agility so that citizens can have road infrastructure with all the guarantees of security and comfort”.

The leader asked the regional government to “work piece by piece on each of the actions scheduled in the agreement and, thus, ensure compliance with commit-ments to the islands.”

On this matter, he valued the cooperation maintained with the administrations involved so that the new document would gather the needs of La Gomera.

“These actions are important on an island where road connections are the instrument of cohesion,” he said, before insisting that unlike in other parts of Spain, these infra-structures “are fundamental to guarantee our development on equal terms while generating employment.”