The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has criticized this Wednesday the suppression of the project to build an electrical substation in the Balaídos industrial estate from the investment program of Red Eléctrica Española, and trust that it is “a mistake”.
Thus he hopes that the Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, will transfer him in a meeting scheduled for this Thursday, and from there “negotiate with older people” on the proportional part that corresponds to Galicia of the investment forecasts of Red Eléctrica , just 60-62 million out of 6,000.
“They will understand that I cannot accept (the reserve for Galicia of 1.2% of the total) and, in no case, the exclusion of a new substation to lower energy costs in the Balaídos industrial estate “, where PSA Vigo, now Stellantis, is installed.
“Not only do they not give you what corresponds to you, but they take away what you already had“Feijóo lamented after recalling that Xunta and the Government of Mariano Rajoy” managed to include “the Balaídos substation in Red Eléctrica’s programming, which could mean a saving of one million euros per year for the companies installed there.
“If they no longer even respect what we had committed … this is a huge disappointment that we cannot accept under any circumstances,” he closed.
It has also located the southern railway exit of Vigo and the search for a solution to the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry in Vigo as two of the issues that the central government must address as “priorities”. This was stated this Wednesday after meeting in Vigo with the president of the Port Authority, Jesús Váquez Almuiña.
Feijóo and Almuiña analyzed “strategic issues” for the Port such as the expansion of spaces and new berthing lines and the enhancement of the Plisan after the start of the Albo works, in order “to be able to compete with Portugal”.
The 48 projects that the Port Authority will present to European Next Generation funds, amounting to 246 million euros.
Regarding the southern railway exit and its connection with the Bouzas terminal, the president of the Xunta has summoned the Ministry of Transport to “tender its execution instead of commissioning another study, because there are already two” and underlines the “importance” from this link to “exit to Portugal of passengers and goods from Vigo”, with a direct connection in the Plisan.
The entry into force of Brexit, in turn, poses a threat to the Port of Vigo due to the possibility of applying tariffs to the Patagonian fishing, a fishing ground where “all the Vigo companies in the sector operate, with 5,000 jobs”. Feijóo warns that Vigo risks losing the unloading of those catches in favor of British ports.