The Chamber of Construction was concerned about the five-year road infrastructure plan presented by the government of Luis Lacalle Pou at the beginning of last week.
The president of said Chamber, Diego O’Neill, assured that “the 10,000 workers that would cease between UPM and the Central Railway will not be easy to replace them.” These work spaces are going to begin to be lost at the end of the year and until the middle of next year, he asserted in an interview with the program Informative Menu of M24.
“That drop of 10,000 jobs is not easy to replace; surely with the road plan that number of jobs will not be generated”, and therefore “we will have to see how all the investment in construction, both public and private, behaves, to know what scenario we have in 2023”, expressed O ‘Neil.
The Chamber believes that it will be able to maintain “an important level of occupation”, but it is “very difficult to quantify exactly in numbers to say how many or how many” they will be able to maintain.
The construction of private housing can have a significant impact to replace these jobs, but at the public level, we would have to wait for the scope of the implementation of the ‘Entre Todos’ program of the Ministry of Housing, designed to house lower-income families . “We will have to see what impact these programs have to see how much employment or how much job creation is achieved.”