Despite the fact that in recent days information has circulated that on Wednesday, May 15, the new border complex Los Libertadoresthe governor of Los Andes reported that that will only happen in August or September. Although since July It will begin to be used in a test phase and in a complementary way to the current building until the perfect operation of the new complex is verified.
Sergio Salazar Vargas, Governor of Los Andesspoke with Radio Nihuil and specified that at the request of the president Sebastian Pinera, the average waiting time of people in transit should not exceed 30 minutes.
He also cleared up all doubts regarding the new building and its date of commencement of operations.
“There was information that circulated and it was quite wrong, because some words were misunderstood. What I said would happen in the second half of May, from the 15th onwards, It is a purely administrative act. and formal transfer of administration from the Ministry of Public Works to the Ministry of the Interior, it is not the authorization and inauguration“he explained Salazar Vargas.
In addition, the Governor assured that according to what they have stipulated, the inauguration It will not take place before the month of August or September 2019.
“We will receive it in the next few days, we will take care of the administration, but first we have a period of 45 days to check that everything is in optimal conditions and working. We cannot allow people to start circulating inside a building that we do not know if everything is in good condition,” he added. Nihuil.
Anyway, there are great possibilities that at the beginning of July they will begin to operate with the movement of peoplesince it is a fairly low month in circulation, with fewer tourists but with more trucks.
This is how the new complex will work
The new building, which cost more than US$80 millionaims to revalue the border crossing that it is vital for the whole connection of the Atlantic with the Pacific. For this, two levels were built, one for buses and trucks, and another for private vehicles.
In that second level there will be 15 permanent positions for light vehicles, while the old complex had only five stalls and the rest outside, and it was rarely possible to leave.
“What we are saying is that unless the road is closed for security reasons, the complex will be available to operate 24 hours. We will not eliminate the winter schedule but we are in a position to operate 24 hours a day with the 15 booths,” reported Salazar Vargas.
In addition, he said that at the request of the President Sebastián Piñera, the operation must take an average of no more than 30 minutesAnd that includes the tough times. “At some point we will be 10 minutes late, at another 50,” the official said.
Lastly, regarding the services that he will provide, he said that the new building was conceived as a system for people to circulate quicklynot like a terminal or an airport.
“We don’t want people to come down for breakfast or do other things. The logic is that they pass quickly. Yes, there will be a foreign exchange house,” closed the governor of Los Andes in relation to the possibility that a cafe or a restaurant will be inaugurated.
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