Torreón, Coahuila. – This Friday at the morning press conference, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador informed that he will visit the Lagunera region to speak with opponents and “politicians” of the “Healthy Water for La Laguna” project.
“Imagine, they are drinking water with arsenic, because they overexploited the aquifers and what they take out is contaminated water, they have to install water treatment plants to remove the arsenic from the water”, stated verbatim.
He explained that the Federal Government decided to make an effort to allocate 10 billion pesos to bring water to Torreón, Gómez Palacio, La Laguna in general., and the water treatment plant that will be installed in the Nazas river, will not affect, on the contrary, they will drink clean water.
“Ah, but the opponents, politicians, who for no reason want the aqueduct to pass, have already come out there, so I’m going to go talk to them”, he pointed out.
Among the opponents there is a peasant leader from the CNC, whom he invited to speak, and another, from a Torreón newspaper, because the first works are already being tendered and they are 10 billion pesos.
He warned that, if the works are started and they begin to promote protections, the Healthy Water project for La Laguna could be left unfinished, because the time would not be enough and in that case it would be better not to start it.
“I am going to go to La Laguna to do that, to talk to everyone, it is not a threat or a warning, it is to inform, because how are they going to oppose having healthy water without affecting anyone?; on the contrary, it is a benefit, he said.
La Laguna is the only place in the country where there is arsenic in the water and it is consumed, “but imagine the damage to health and doing nothing.”
He stated that when he can, he will meet with the opponents, to agree and work together.