María Alejandra Vicuña toured with the Secretary of Water, Humberto Cholango, and some ministers San Mateo Drinking Water System. The vice president of Ecuador, María Alejandra Vicuña, inaugurated six electrification works for communities of Quinindé, in the province of Esmeraldas, as part of the National Plan for Rural Electrification.
The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Elsy Parodi, participated in the event; the mayor of Quinindé, Ángel Torres; the general manager of the National Electricity Corporation (CNEL EP), Fausto Valle, among other authorities. In her speech, the Second President said that these works are “a central component to improve the living conditions of our people through access to electricity, energy that encourages the industry, generates more quality employment, and meets the basic demands of the families in the different precincts and parishes of this canton “. On her part, Minister Elsy Parodi confirmed that the electricity coverage of the province of Esmeraldas “is 93.1%, and with planning and the support of all we will reach 100%. It is our objective to improve the quality of life of the rural and marginal urban sectors “.
In addition, the Vice President stressed that this rural electrification program is part of a comprehensive public policy for development and is a sample of what the Government’s priorities are. “How important it is to understand that access to electricity is a right that enshrines our Constitution!” and assured that the promotion of this work in a sector such as Quinindé, which is part of the country’s development, is very important.
Within the framework of this event, Vicuña also announced that in the coming weeks dignified homes will be delivered to hundreds of families from Quinindeñas that are part of the government program ‘Casa para Todos’, one of the promises of the last campaign that is beginning to crystallize. Prior to this act, the Second President was in the canton of Esmeraldas, where she toured the San Mateo Drinking Water System together with the Secretary of Water, Humberto Cholango, and other authorities.
This project will allow the supply of liquid for nearly 400,000 inhabitants in the cantons of Rioverde, Atacames and Esmeraldas, at a rate of 3,000 liters of water per second, according to the project. Vicuña then participated in a popular lunch and in the afternoon in a conversation with young people. (I)