Haiman El Troudi, Minister of People’s Power for Land Transport, indicated on Wednesday that the Petare Cable Liner will be inaugurated within the next few days. It is one of 30 major engineering works currently under construction in the country, the vast majority of which are scheduled to be inaugurated within the next five years.
El Troudi provided this information during a meeting with media figures convened by the Minister of People’s Power for Communication and Information, Ernesto Villegas. This was the third such conference called by Villegas to facilitate coverage of the Bolivarian government’s tenure.
“This is the sixth cable liner built in the world, the second in [Latin] America,” El Troudi said, while noting that in Las Vegas, a cable liner connects a casino with a hotel lobby. The Land Transport Minister highlighted the contrasts between the two cable liners.
“Look at the difference in how hi-tech is used. Over here we have a cable liner dedicated to serving the mass transit needs demanded by a historically underserved population; [our] cable liner is in Petare. Compare that to how it is used over there, in Las Vegas. Ours is high-tech put to the service of communities and the majority,” he asserted.
Other examples of infrastructure developed by the Bolivarian government that the Minister highlighted are the third bridge over the Orinoco River, which has foundations in the river bed that are nearly 10 feet wide and 300 feet long, and the second bridge over Lake Maracaibo, which will be the longest elevated railway in all of Latin America.
During the meeting, El Troudi also emphasized the progress made by the Government in the Street initiative with regards to transportation and roadways. Over 400 projects are in development, which translated to eight thousand kilometers of roads in twenty areas visited, an investment worth more than 11 billion bolivars.
He also mentioned other projects his Ministry is undertaking, such as the National Roadway Maintenance Plan (in place since March), the Greater Caracas Mobility Plan, and the construction of highway rest stops.
At a different point in the meeting, the Vice Minister for the Integrated Police System, General Marcos Roa Figueroa, gave details about the performance of the Safe Homeland Plan, the strengthening of security agencies and the plan for disarmament, among others.
AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / July 18, 2013