The Catalan employers’ association Foment del Treball this Sunday urged the Government of Spain and the Generalitat of Catalonia to recover the investment agreement at the El Prat airport, which amounts to 1,700 million euros, and has asked the CCOO and UGT unions to use “your support, influence and contribution” to make the investment go through.
According to the employer’s association in a statement, the president of the institution, Josep Sánchez Llibre, has called on all parties to move towards “dialogue, negotiation and pact” in this regard: “If there really is political will, we are on time”, assures.
“We urge the Government of the Generalitat and the State Government to recover the negotiation, to dialogue, to agree and to be able to achieve the consensus that makes this great investment possible,” he says.
For this reason, he recalled the event held on June 2 at ESADE in support of the airport expansion, stating that “the spirit of ESADE on June 2, in which more than 200 civil and economic society organizations said,” yes “with great forcefulness to the extension of the Meadow”.
Self Sanchez Llibre has offered to mediate between all parties to redirect the negotiations.
Meanwhile, the President of the Generalitat has requested the support of businessmen to obtain the transfer of the management of Catalan airports and thus be able to decide their future without the need for the State.
Catalan city councils in the area and the Catalan Government itself showed their opposition to the expansion project due to the environmental impact it would entail and the late investment of a large part of the planned funds, since until 2027 only 364 million euros would be dedicated.
After this, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, affirmed that “there is no margin” in this legislature to resume investment, so the project would be postponed for at least five years as it did not have “a clear consensus and firm of the Generalitat “.