The Provincial Mayor of Arequipa, Omar Candia, had few accomplishments to list during his last speech for the 482 anniversary of Arequipa, where he made a balance of his four years of management. The authority remarked that his mandate was was altered by the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is unknown to no one that we have had a quite complicated and atypical management period, with the pandemic, the political crisis,” the authority said yesterday in the solemn session held in the Municipal theater.
During your balance, Candia pointed out as an achievement of his management that the implementation of the Integrated Transport System (SIT) was continued, although he regretted that in his period the operational phase will not be entered. The mayor referred that, upon assuming the provincial mandate, the SIT was faltering.
Candia also mentioned the electric tram project, of which preliminary studies have been developed. held that without the pandemic, this project could have had its technical file in 2020. “The important thing is that we have the studies insured.”
During her speech, Candia acknowledged mistakes in her management, such as the way in which the cycle paths. Candia recalled that It was a central government program that sought to lay 33 kilometers of bike path, when the original mayoral plan was 7 kilometers. The mayor pointed out that an alternative in favor of cyclists should continue to be sought.
Among some achievements of his management, the authority stated that 120 million soles were invested in 44 worksamong those culminated, gave as an example the interventions in the avenue Progress and in the Juan el Bueno and Umacollo urbanizations.
He added that they are left ready the technical files of the Club del Puebloculture complex Twentieth century and the bridge Umapalca.
Candia considered that during his administration, he assumed leadership in the crisis as well as in the reactivation of the protests in the Tambo Valley of 2019 and in the meetings of the Covid Command, where he said that he always advocated for “the people”.