Yesterday began the 48th Plenary of the Parliament of the Great North in Catamarca. The deputy governor of the province, Rubén Dusso, gave a strong boost to the projects of the Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor and to the exploitation of lithium. The Nea and Noa “It is not the poorest region or one with the fewest resources, but rather one with more inequality and more asymmetry, so we have to try to ensure that this wealth stays more in the region,” he assured.
In a brief press conference, also chaired by the deputy governor of La Rioja and president of the body, Florencia López, he indicated that he held a meeting with the University of Tucumán and the Ministry of Planning. “The University of Tucumán is going to do the executive project from the limit to Fiambalá, and with the Chilean company they are going to do the limit to Potrerillo. They are 170 kilometers and 230 on the Argentine side with the first stage (…) and we will go inwards, Aimogasta, Tinogasta, Chamical, Recreo. That is to say, we will rebuild what we always said had to be done.”
In this sense, Dusso recalled the law that establishes the bi-oceanic passage in Tinogasta “Because there was a railway there, but the rest of the railway was raised. We are going to try to rebuild the railway in the country and return to having the railway that we had, we did not dream of it“.
When asked about statements by President Alberto Fernández in relation to the exploitation of lithium, he admitted that he did not know his statements exactly, but stated that “What he has said is welcome because we are all interested in developing it, The Nation is interested because if the budget indicates that there must be an increase in reserves, there is a better surplus,” he said.
“From the province what is being done is to give greater added value to the area, for this reason, less than a month ago an agreement was signed with the Chinese company Jinyuan, which is going to have the exploitation of the Caro lagoon and before leaving within the territory of Catamarca” added value will be added, taking into account the precepts that have to do with “the environmental, the social and the economic. What we want from mining is that there be a development in such a way that the day we don’t have mining, we will have the province running with all its activities.”
The representatives who will arrive in the province, together with parliamentarians from the region, are for the NOA the deputy governor of Santiago del Estero, Carlos Silva Neder; the president of the Legislature of Tucumán, Sergio Mansilla; the lieutenant governor of Salta, Antonio Marocco; the lieutenant governor of Jujuy, Omar Haquim. For the NEA, the deputy governor of El Chaco, Analía Rach Quiroga; the vice-governor of Corrientes, Pedro Braillard Pocard; and for Misiones, Lieutenant Governor Omar Arce.