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Lacalle Pou led the inauguration of the binational Rivera airport and thanked Lula Da Silva

Lacalle Pou led the inauguration of the binational Rivera airport and thanked Lula Da Silva
December 11, 2023 – 20:51

The Uruguayan president stressed that his Brazilian counterpart respected the commitments made after the meeting they held at the beginning of the year in Suárez and Reyes.

The Óscar D. Gestido International Airport is now binational.

Photo: @MIEM_Uruguay

He President Luis Lacalle Pou led the inauguration of the Óscar D. Gestido de Rivera International Airport (Rivera Airport) as a binational airport terminal between Uruguay and Braziland thanked his Brazilian counterpart Lula Silva for respecting the commitments made after the meeting they held at the beginning of the year at the presidential residence of Suárez y Reyes.

This Monday afternoon, the Uruguayan president attended the opening ceremony of the first binational airport in America together with several actors from the national government and different Brazilian authorities, and highlighted the day as “a transcendent day” for the country.

In his speech, the head of state said that in the meeting they had with Lula Silvapresented “three specific topics”, among which was the Rivera Airport. According to Lacalle Poufound coincidences on the convenience for their towns that the airport serves Rivera and Santana do Livramento (Rio Grande do Sul).

“He who governs has a vision, he thinks about what could be on the table to improve the situation of his people,” said the president. “How do you achieve a vision? Knowing, listening,” he said.

Lacalle Pou He also maintained that it did not occur to him Rivera Airportwhich required an investment of about 13 million dollars, but the Riverenses and the rulers presented “a persistent insistence” to achieve binationality.

“This airport had enormous bureaucratic and physical problems, how it is cared for, what police, aviation, rules, regulations,” but “the Brazilian government and the Uruguayan government found solutions,” he said.

“Today is a historic day for Rivera,” said its mayor

He Mayor of Rivera, Richard Sanderpointed out that “today is a historic day for Rivera” due to the completion of the project that had been dreamed of by the border authorities for more than 20 years.

Sanders He explained that the new level of connectivity will have a positive impact on the economic development of the department, promoting hospitality and tourism in the area.

Source: Ambito

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