Roadblocks will be lifted in Nariño to start dialogues between truckers and the Government

Roadblocks will be lifted in Nariño to start dialogues between truckers and the Government
Roadblocks will be lifted in Nariño to start dialogues between truckers and the Government

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According to the governor of Nariño, Luis Alfonso Escobar, In the next few hours the road blockade in that department will be lifted.

“We are waiting for the Colombian Truck Drivers Association (ACC) to comply with the agreement to allow the passage of private vehicles and public transport blocked at the blockade points to start social dialogue on their demands“, the president said.

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On the morning of July 4, a dialogue table was set up between the delegation of the National Government and ACC Nariño.

The transporters, for their part, insist that there are six main reasons for their protests. The price of fuel, road safety, Toll collection and unfinished works are some of the points.

“This year we have had More than 50 roadblocks have been set up on national roads, putting drivers, cargo and vehicles at risk. Protesting with another blockade does not mean that we are doing what we have so severely criticized, however, it is the only way we can make ourselves heard,” said Henry Cárdenas, president of Fedetranscarga.

Theft of goods by illegal armed groups and the entry of vehicles with foreign license plates are other reasons for the protest, which has already lasted four days.

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This situation coincides with the change of minister in the Transport portfolio. William Camargo will be replaced by the former Vice Minister of Infrastructure, the engineer Maria Constanza Garcia.

The new minister is a civil engineer, specialist in Traffic and Transport and a Master in Development Management. According to consulted sources, she is one of the most outstanding officials in that portfolio at a technical level and has the full confidence of the head of State.

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