After President Rafael Correa announced the continuation of the boardwalk works from `Club de la Unión´to El Oro street (Guayaquil-Santay footbridge); the Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot Saadi, today welcomed this work in the city, but warned that a previous study of the place it should be conducted.
“This is a traditional place of Guayaquil, we can not get rid of the shipyards”, said Nebot referring to El Astillero Neighborhood in an interview with Radio Sucre.
In this sector of Guayaquil, there is one of the largest shipyards of the city, The Astinave dock, which occupies 3.5 hectares and goes from Vacas Galindo street to Gabriel Pino street, near the entrance of the Santay Island footbridge.
According to the Secretariat of Ports, which has data of concessions granted by the Directorate of Aquatic Spaces (Dirnea for its Spanish acronym), there are 8 shipyards in that sector where the boardwalk would be built.
“Some studies need to be conducted … There are schools, factories, the Social Security hospital, public and private companies. When I have this studies I will give specificities of the work. I’m waiting for theplans … “, said the Mayor.