CEIBA – The president of the House of Representatives, Carlos ‘Johnny’ Méndez Núñez, together with the candidate for mayor of Ceiba for the New Progressive Party (PNP), Samuel ‘Sammy’ Rivera Báez, toured various sectors of that important municipality on Wednesday of the eastern part of the Island promoting a new economic and social development.
“Ceiba is one of those municipalities with great potential due to its geographical location, its topography and the availability of various natural assets that can be used to directly help its residents, creating new companies and encouraging the establishment of new ones. jobs. It is imperative to continue the development of the land of the old Roosevelt Roads naval base, as well as to continue improving the infrastructure of the communities of this vital town, including its highways, roads and the electrical network, ”said Méndez Núñez in a written communication.
This four-year period, the Maritime Transportation Authority established its new boat terminal in Ceiba to provide service to the islands of Vieques and Culebra, thus promoting greater economic activity.
Starting in the afternoon, the legislative leader, together with the candidate for mayor of Ceiba, and the representative by accumulation José ‘Quiquito’ Meléndez, among other leaders of the state community, walked, under strict health and safety measures, the streets of the Santa María urbanization, home to over 100 families, to dialogue with its residents.
Méndez Núñez, who is also the representative for District # 36, which includes the municipalities of Río Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo, Ceiba, Vieques and Culebra, highlighted that this four-year period around two million dollars have been invested in construction work , direct help and services to citizens, among others.
Also, the conservation of ecosystems in Ceiba has been promoted, including its mangroves.
“We recently announced the beginning of the evaluation process for the removal of debris associated with the impact of Hurricane María in September 2017 in Ceiba, including the areas of the Ceiba forest, another important asset, not only in this municipality, but throughout Puerto Rich, particularly the mangrove region where the remnants of various vessels will also be removed. All this aimed at establishing the footing of a new economic model emphasizing the natural assets of Ceiba ”, added the president of the Chamber.