Infrastructure projects to generate 10,000 direct jobs http://www.abn.info.ve/node/68628
The first phase of the Rehabilitation and Reinforcing Plan for the Public Transport System will generate close to 10,000 direct jobs, giving a boost to the governmental program Work Mission, informed the Transport and Communications Minister, Francisco Garces.So as to develop 14 projects, translated into 350 works nationwide, the Government has allocated $1.16 billion coming from the National Development Fund (Fonden, in Spanish) and the Complementary Debt Law 2011.
“Government"s intention is to strengthen the mass transport system which was abandoned with country"s automation, to transport the highest number of people possible with infrastructure works in accordance with each region potential,” Garces explained.
Thus, projects include the construction, upgrading and maintenance of highways, roads, subway systems, and bridges among other, so as to improve traffic in big cities, facilitate the transport of people in suburban areas, interstate roads and tourism. These works are expected to be concluded in a short or medium term, depending on each work and each region"s characteristics.