The minister of Development of the Junta de Castilla y Leon highlights the progress of Network Steel in Villadangos to consolidate the province as a logistic node.

Juan Carlos Suarez-Quiñones, Minister of Development of the Junta de Castilla y Leon, highlighted in an interview with Diario de Leon the importance of the Network Steel plant in Villadangos del Paramo to consolidate the province of Leon as a key logistics center in the north of Spain. The counselor points out that logistics will be essential as an engine of economic development for Leon,wich has a privileged geographical situaton, with connections to Galicia and Asturias. As a key Project for the logistics development of Leon, the counselor underlines that “ We are working with Network Steel in Villadangos”. Juan Carlos Suarez-Quiñones affirms that “Villadangos del Paramo is not a project, but a reality”, and adds: “ the companies that will be synergistically installed there by Network Steel are of interest to the port of Gijon”.

Regarding the relationship between the autonomous administration and private initiative, Suarez- Quiñones points out that in Leon “there are going to be some administrations that will support private entrepeneurship and this has to do with the fact that Leon is a place where administrations get involved”. The attractiveness of Leon as an investment pole, affirms Suarez- Quiñones, happens because there is a “logistical and industrial land equipped, with good communications”.

The counselor adds that the future of Leon passes because its railway connections meet certain parameters in terms of speed, security and others;”That is the great investment that we have to get from the Government, with the support of Europe”. The future, “he stresses”, goes through rail traffic combined with road traffic, and will be left out of the game if the railway lines continue with characteristics outside the companies”.

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