Correa insists that best choice is to make a new port
The leader of the regime, Rafael Correa, reiterated yesterday that the best option for the country, in a more economical and technical way, is not trying to increase the draft at the port of Guayaquil, but make a new one at the entrance to the Gulf, where there is natural draft of 15 meters.
Yesterday, in his report to the country from Atucucho neighborhood in the northwest of the capital, the President said “if you want to dredge, dredge Mr. Nebot, but do not give me much talk and boast. You said you were going to dredge, then dredge. We are hoping that dredge. You see how many statements, how much explanation, conditioning, blah, blah, blah, blah, you know they got a lot of trouble.” He reiterated that the government will build a deep water port in the segment to Chanduy Posorja.
President Correa and the mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, keep a discrepancy for several weeks about the government’s approach to build a new deep-water seaport, at an appropriate site between Porsorja and Chanduy, which the Mayor has qualified to be against the interests of Guayaquil and its port tradition. Nebot has answered the president several times with humorous rhymes.