A reader Robert Lamontagne and I have corresponded off-blog about the beach highway situation that I have discussed many times in the past month.
Yesterday he gave me some more information he received from Gary Scott about the proposed plans.
Below is an email received by Rob from Gary Scott. I have been given permission by Mr. Scott to post it and have done so in its intirity below:
From: gary scott [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: February-09-13 6:38 PM
To: J Robert Lamontagne
Subject: Re: [New post] Latest information on Beach Highway
“At a meeting, we talked with the Mayor of Bahia de Caraquez which
was at a meeting with the Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Publicas
(MTOP) in charge of the construction of the Manta Bahia highway and
he has said that many people from the San Clemente area went to a
meeting pleading that the project of the segment (San
Clemente-Bahia) and have transmitted their opinion on the impact of
the highway. So Dr. Carlos Mendoza (mayor of canton
Sucre-Bahia) says that he has been told that the highway will not be
done in the segment San Clemente/Bahia. The segment Manta /San
Clemente will be done, not bothering the beachfront properties. I
was told by a reporter (that interviewed the Undersecretary of the
MTOP) that the requests for proposals for construction companies
should begin in April. So that segment will be a reality making the
trip San Clemente -Manta’s airport in about 20 minutes and Bahia -Manta
45-50 minutes (from what now is 1 hour and a half).
I want to thank Rob Lamontagne for sharing this email with me and Gary Scott for allowing me to repost to this blog.