Mayor of Pereira requested support from the National Government for infrastructure projects

Mayor of Pereira requested support from the National Government for infrastructure projects
Mayor of Pereira requested support from the National Government for infrastructure projects

In a public hearing on transportation, held in session at the Pereira Council, Mayor Mauricio Salazar referred to the projects that require support from the national government. Among those mentioned are the completion of Los Colibríes Avenue, the modernization of the Megabús fleet, and the improvement of the taxiway system, apron, exits, the rainwater collection and hydrosanitary systems and the modernization of the communications systems for the Matecaña International Airport .

The mayor highlighted the mobility problem on the Cerritos Pereira – Variante Condina route. Likewise, he went to the Ministry of Transportation and INVÍAS to the construction of the Samán Bypass, a road section of 6.7 kilometers, of which it is necessary to build 3.3 km of road, since 3.4 km are in the process of construction by the municipality in Los Colibríes stage 1, a work that in the present is incomplete.

Mayor of Pereira, Mauricio Salazar

The Vice Minister of Transportation, María Constanza García, in relation to the requests of Mayor Mauricio Salazar, expressed fregarding the issue of the Matecaña International Airport, its willingness to collaborate with the identification of investment needs. He highlighted that, in 2022, the sum of 100,000 million pesos was lost due to the lack of technical definition, despite the great parliamentary effort to obtain said resources.

In relation to Avenida Los Colibríes, which is not part of the Vías del Samán, the vice minister, María Constanza García, pointed out the importance of evaluating the financing possibilities due to the benefits in terms of urban development.

Vice Minister of Transportation, María Constanza García

This public hearing was attended by the Vice Minister, María Constanza García, the manager of the ANI Gloria Cardona, the national deputy director of Invías Álvaro Ruiz, the director of the Aerocivil Victoria Eugenia Murillo, the Regional director of Invías María Seleni Ocampo, councilors from Pereira, from some municipalities of Risaralda and Norte del Valle, as well as deputies and officials from Tadó, Chocó and the national order.

 
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