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Spanish ​Prime Minister Visits the Canary Islands

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Visits Tenerife

The port of Granadilla in Tenerife was inaugurated officially this week by Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of the Spanish Government and Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands Government.

Rajoy said that the Canary Islands represented a strategic point with a wide productive potential, and the all investments here placed the Canaries on the path of progress and well being.

Fernando Clavijo stressed that this refurbished port of Granadilla would be a key development for Tenerife and the Canary Islands, as well as for economic diversification.

In 2017, the Canary Islands ports generated 11% more than in 2016, and the main port infrastructures now occupy the third and fourth positions in Spanish ranking. The Canarian President highlighted the potential of the islands, but above all his ability to turn difficulties into opportunities.

This inauguration also announced the creation of a fund for generating ‘start-ups’ and new companies dedicated to research and development in the port area, as well as the launch of a direct air connection between La Gomera and Gran Canaria with two flights each day.

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