The Minister of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sanchez, confirmed that the Mediterranean Corridor, at least its section from Almeria to the French border, will be in operation in 2025 or, at the latest, in 2026.
Miss Sanchez announced this during her participation in an event that brought together more than 1,300 businessmen from across the country in Madrid to denounce the continuous delays in this infrastructure. The event was attended by representatives from Granada, such as Gerardo Cuerva and counselor Marifrán Carazo. Neither of them heard any news regarding the section from Almeria to Granada, which was ignored in the budgets and was not addressed by the minister on Wednesday.
"I'm adding pressure to all of the Ministry's departments. We cannot allow ourselves more delays. This is a historic moment. We have the opportunity to make a true transformation in this country and still have many challenges ahead," he said.
According to Sanchez, the greatest effort to advance in the execution of the Mediterranean Corridor has been carried out in the last three years, when the Ministry was headed by Jose Luis Abalos. In this period of time, the investment level allocated to this infrastructure quadrupled the sum invested by the previous Government. Specifically, in the last three years, €3,000 million were tendered, €2,000 million were awarded, and €1,000 million were executed. According to the 2022 General State Budget (PGE), next year, the Ministry will allocate €1,700 million of its €16,000 million budget to the Mediterranean Corridor.