“At the same time, they question initiatives aimed at promoting the reactivation of tourism, one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. They clearly do not care about people or care about those who have been having a bad time and need a present State to get ahead“he added.
Augusto Costa defended the measures promoted by Axel Kicillof
The official pointed out that “free” graduate trips are a measure implemented by the Government that seeks to improve the work of tourism, one of the industrial sectors hardest hit by restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We need the tourist season to be extended as long as possible to recover what was lost by the pandemic. That is why the Province will finance a basic travel package for graduates between February and April 2022. This is not synonymous with“ giving away money ”. The money assigned will go to hotels, transportation companies, gastronomy, student guides, businesses and travel agencies that did not work for months or did so under limited conditions, “the Minister explained.
“That is to say, These are resources destined for sectors that had a very bad time. And behind these activities there are workers and families who will be able to improve their income. This measure is part of a broader program for the promotion and reactivation of the tourism sector in the province of Buenos Aires, an industry that employs around 130 thousand people in our territory, “added Augusto Costa.
What had Diego Santilli said about graduate trips?
Much of the opposition arch questioned the measure announced by Axel Kicillof to invest $ 6,600 million in financing free graduate trips for 220,000 students from the province of Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires tourist destinations, a measure that Diego Santilli described as “electoralist”.
“In these weeks we are seeing a horrible spectacle, where refrigerators, bicycles are given away, overnight the pandemic is over, they do an act of 40 thousand people where they violate their own protocols. And now they give away trips of graduates “, the candidate had criticized.
“With that money, 150 thousand computers could be bought so that our young people can study. 28 secondary schools can be built. What are we talking about? Are we talking about building a better future or influencing the vote by mortgaging our future?” Santilli insisted.
For that reason, Augusto Costa had questioned him. “It would be good if, instead of being outraged, Diego Santilli reminds us what the Buenos Aires government did to reactivate the economy in general and tourism in particular,” he said.
In that sense, he remarked: “If you are so concerned about education and how many computers could be purchased with the resources allocated to these policies, why not explain to us the reasons why the educational budget in CABA decreases year after year or why they discontinued the Plan Connect Equality “.
“While the opposition says no to everything and tries to get political profit from the pandemic, we are working to get the province and the country forward after the disaster that they left us.”, the official concluded.