| Likewise, they demand that the Autonomous Community assume its responsibility for transport and mobility and reestablish and reinforce the lines that link the municipality with the capital | The Mayor of Lorquí, Joaquín Hernández, received this morning at the City Council the general secretary of the Socialist Party in the Region of Murcia (PSRM) and his spokesperson in the Regional Assembly, Diego Conesa, and the regional deputy, Antonia Abenza, to discuss current affairs of the municipality.
Thus, after a work meeting, both have demanded that the Government of Fernando López Miras fulfill the commitment it acquired in 2018 with the municipality by projecting a new Health Center whose works should have begun in the summer of 2019."This time the excuse of the pandemic is not valid, because the work should have started last year, so we are going to demand in the Regional Assembly the president to keep his word and provide Lorquí with an infrastructure that he himself recognized as totally necessary ”, as Conesa has highlighted.For his part, Hernández, pointed out that the pandemic had made even more evident the shortcomings of the current site that "does not meet the conditions for either professionals or users" and reminded the president that this is a commitment to Lorquí that is not may delay more.Along the same lines, the mayor conveyed to Conesa the grievance suffered by the neighbors since “despite the fact that economic and social activity has been reestablished, the bus lines that link Lorquí with the capital continue to have minimal services, with no buses at the afternoons or weekends, leaving students and elderly people without transportation who use it to go to the specialist ”.
He also indicated that this is a historical problem, beyond the reduction of frequencies and capacity due to the pandemic, since in recent years schedules have been eliminated, which has led to significant access difficulties for users and, on occasions, "The impossibility of traveling because the capacity is full."Conesa has indicated that "municipalities like Lorquí cannot be left isolated from Murcia" and that this lack of responsibility of the Regional Government forces many Ilorcitanos to make an extra effort and an extra cost to go to study or to the doctor.
Therefore, he has commented that the Socialist Group in the Assembly will demand that the Autonomous Community assume its responsibility.Other issues have also been addressed such as the investment made by the City Council in educational centers to guarantee the safety of students during the school year or direct municipal aid to establishments and freelancers.In this sense, the leader of the PSOE in the Region of Murcia has highlighted that the Lorquí City Council, and its mayor, have been and are being a reference and an example in the management of the pandemic for the rest of the municipalities, because few have manifested its closeness and its rapid action as Joaquín Hernández has done with the request for self-confinement to stop contagions and with the aid provided to commerce and hotels to alleviate the effects of the pandemic.After the meeting, and subsequent press conference, both have visited the two schools in the municipality, to learn about the material and the works carried out by the City Council, a park where disinfection was being carried out to guarantee the safety of the little ones and the works carried out by the Hydrographic Confederation in the area of ??the river mota after the episodes of flooding last year with the Dana storm, where the first mayor took the opportunity to thank the Government Delegation and the Ministry for aid of more than 166,800 euros and 39,600 euros respectively, for recovery works in the area; to which must be added the 320,400 euros requested from the Ministry for recovery works at 50% with the City Council.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorquí