Saint Sebastian – The representative for District 16 (San Sebastián, Isabela and Las Marías), Eladio ‘Layito’ Cardona Quiles, reported the prompt reopening of the Plaza Agropecuaria in this mountain municipality, an achievement that occurred
after his negotiations with the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Ramón González Beiró.
“I feel very satisfied with the spirit of collaboration of the Secretary of Agriculture and the mayor of cucumber, Javier Jiménez, with whom I joined efforts to achieve the opening of this square. As soon as February 5, 2021, the operations of this economic center will be reopening, which is one of the pillars of the Municipality of San
Sebastián “, expressed Cardona Quiles.
The popular representative said that “their commitment is to promote the economic development of the region, at the same time that the economic activity of our farmers and pleasure workers who work in these facilities is reactivated.”
“I will be very active in promoting the appropriate conditions for the Plaza Agropecuaria to operate again as it did before the hurricane events and the pandemic,” he said.
Among the proposals made by Layito Cardona is to return to family markets.
These are part of an initiative between the Departments of Family and Agriculture for the communities and beneficiaries of the Nutrition Assistance Program (PAN) to buy fresh food harvested by farmers in the area.
“I am confident that this is the first step to resume economic activity in the cucumber town, while supporting farmers, and that the placeros will once again have an income to support their homes. For the moment, the plaza will operate for at least three to four days under strict health measures to safeguard the safety of
the workers and visitors of the place ”, assured Layito Cardona.
The legislator also let it be known that “the Secretary of Agriculture informed him that $ 2 million in FEMA funds are available to make improvements to the plaza and that an auction process will be held to improve the parking lot and gates at the site.”