President Rafael Correa officially opened today, approximately at 12:30 pm, the pedestrian bridge that links Guayaquil city with the Santay island. He emphasized that citizens will be able to access to 2,000 green hectares in just 15 minutes.
“We are convinced environmentalists and what we have done is a nature reserve, an ecovillage, crosswalks, bike lanes, to maintain the ecosystem and incorporate 2000 acres of landscape, a wonderful habitat, fauna and flora to the city of Guayaquil and Durán and areas of influence such as Samborondón and Daule,” said the President.
Correa toured the 840 meters long bridge with hundreds of visitors and invited Guayaquil families to take advantage of this work and stressed: “This is the largest pedestrian bridge in Latin America, and probably the second or third largest the world, and the first bascule bridge in all Ecuador.”
Moreover, during the event, a video was shown, which exposed the abandonment of the Santay island. In this regard, the President said that today the families that live there have an ecovillage .