Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife
Attending were island president Ricardo Melchior, regional Infrastructure chief, Antonio Castro and the executive board of the CEOE, headed by Jos� Fernando Rodr�guez de Azero. As a result works on the road are expected to begin before 2007, the end of the current Cabildo term of office. The Provincial Business Federation had prepared a report on big projects currently being carried out and those that are planned, for example, hydraulic infrastructure such as water supply, drains, reservoirs, pipelines, sewage plants and boosting the number of desalination plants. The CEOE also asked about the planned island ring road, access roads to towns, the Cornisa highway in Santa Cruz and the current state of progress of the agreement signed with the government on roads. Other major transport schemes discussed were the tram for Santa Cruz-La Laguna, the trains for the North and South, the future port in Granadilla, extension to the Santa Cruz port and the construction of the port at Fonsal�a in the south. The CEOE is also concerned about the new runway and terminal for Reina Sof�a Airport, extension to Los Rodeos airport as well as power infrastructure like the completion of the electricity network, the power lines for the south and alternative energy sources.