Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE).- The candidate for the presidency of the Canary Islands for Nueva Canarias-Bloque Canarista, Román Rodríguez, affirmed this Wednesday that his party will defend “without complexes” the industrial sector, the AIEM, the REA, aid transport and improvement of the energy supply system, among others.
After a meeting with representatives of the Industrial Association of the Canary Islands (Asinca), Rodríguez has assessed the meeting “as positive and constructive” and has said that they have converged with Asinca in maintaining the AIEM, “with the pertinent revisions”, as an instrument of protection local production, be it livestock, agricultural or industrial.
Rodríguez commented that industry is fundamental to the structure of the archipelago, so that “it must be protected and its weight increased” because, he added, “it is strategic for a country to have a well-sized industrial sector.”
“There are conditions for new industrial activities in the Canary Islands”, stated the candidate for the presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands for NC-BC when he assessed the importance of the audiovisual sector today.
In relation to this last sector, the current regional vice president has clarified that “although they have had problems in Madrid with the interpretation of incentives, in the end, we have saved one of the key sectors in the productive structure.”
“Hand in hand with Asinca, we support the Canary Islands Industrial Development Strategy, which is the way for the sector to gain more weight”, he said.
Román Rodríguez has commented that transport aid must be accelerated, continue working on efficient management of the Special Supply Regime (REA) and also with Asinca in “the concerns they have about abstention in the energy system”.
Another of the points in agreement with them, and that Rodríguez has assured that they will correct in the next legislature, is that “without planning it is difficult to develop the structures” because “the Land Law gave a blow to planning in the Canary Islands and now we are without new plans in the town councils and insular areas”.
Román Rodríguez has been accompanied by number two on the list for the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Fermín Delgado, and number two on the list for Parliament for Tenerife, Sara Cabello. EFE