The president of the Generalitat, Carlos Mazón, has denounced the "unjustifiable delay" of the Mediterranean Corridor "which shows the contempt" of the central government for the Valencian Community, especially with regard to this infrastructure "key for competitiveness and social cohesion ” and “for the future that Spain deserves”.
This is what the head of the Council stated during the attendance at the 7th Business Act for the Mediterranean Corridor and second half-yearly review of 2023 held at the Palau Municipal de Congressos of IFEMA and organized by the Valencian Business Association (AVE).
During the intervention, the president explained that the Valencian Community "needs an outlet for its goods" that allows it to maintain "capacity and quality" and that a new delay in the Mediterranean Corridor is "incomprehensible".
Thus, he has warned that the Valencian Community "is not content to be left behind" and needs this infrastructure to form a "railway and social axis" that improves competitiveness and also contributes to the growth of the Spanish gross domestic product (GDP).
"More than 5 million Valencians are clamoring to be at the top speed in all aspects", said Mazón, who listed the matters that the central government has "pending" with the Valencian Community such as the expansion of the port of Valencia , water, aid to ceramics, the reform of the regional financing system or the improvement of investments in the State's general budgets.
The event was also attended by the first vice-president and Minister of Culture and Sport, Vicente Barrera; the Minister of Finance, Economy and Public Administration, Ruth Merino; the Minister of Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory, Salomé Pradas, and the Minister of Innovation, Industry, Trade and Tourism, Nuria Montes.