“This team has a government vocation for the people, of respect for the resources of Uruguayans, and we are going to return them as effectively, efficiently and humanely as possible,” said President Luis Lacalle Pou in the announcement of the National Plan for Infrastructure.
For the construction and refurbishment of roads, an investment of 905 million dollars and 7,622 kilometers of works are planned for this year for the entire period.
The presentation was made on the afternoon of this Tuesday 5, in the auditorium of the annex building of the Executive Tower. The president was accompanied by the Vice President of the Republic, Beatriz Argimón; the secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, and the deputy secretary, Rodrigo Ferrés.
The oratory was given by the head of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP), José Luis Falero; the director of the Planning and Budget Office (OPP), Isaac Alfie, and the president of the National Development Corporation (CND), José Luis Puig.
Also in attendance were the Undersecretary of the MTOP, Juan José Olaizola, and the Ministers of Economy and Finance, Azucena Arbeleche; Livestock, Agriculture and Fishing, Fernando Mattos, and Education and Culture, Pablo Da Silveira;
“Each bridge, each route, for us, is a known place”, indicated Lacalle Pou in his speech. He said that the works plan announced by the Ministry of Transport and Public Works “will generate a very important fairness.” “Some routes are overloading (…), (in) others it is because there is a future load not only of raw materials, but of people who move,” he explained.
And he added: “We manage public resources, we are elected with a government plan, with commitments, and then we are administrators (…). Sometimes the Welfare State is opposed to a more liberal State, in reality, the public and the private coexist, for that, among other things, there must be respect for the public, there must be dedication, processes, and fulfill what was promised ” .
The president added that this is a government with “an enormous vocation for social sensitivity not to gargle or provide assistance”, but to fulfill “the old Uruguayan dream, social mobility, the possibility of growing”.
“We are making the largest investment in settlements in history, in the last Accountability, a strong investment was made in early childhood, and in this one, in education. In the education budget, teachers who are teaching, who need the most (…) are going to be paid more. It is not cold money, it is money with a vocation for the country, ”she said.
Lacalle Pou also assured that the Government’s concern is “that things be done well”. “It is a deep pride to participate in this team that has a government vocation for the people, a vocation of respect for the resources of Uruguayans, and we are going to return them as effectively, efficiently and humanely as possible,” he said.