In Nueva Esparta state, more than 95% of the scarce construction projects both commercial and residential are paralyzed because there is no feasibility of supplying electricity and water services.
Eustacio Aguilera, president of the Electric Power Commission of the College of Engineers and Architects of Nueva Esparta, said there are more than 100 private projects that are being built but cannot be completed due to “lack of feasibility of electric service.” The engineer added that there are many other projects that are slowed down and cannot be developed for the same reason.
Aguilera insisted that the lack of investment of Corpoelec and Hidrocaribe in adequate generation plants and in underwater aqueducts, have collapsed to the sector that generated the bulk of employment in Margarita, not only for the Margariteños, but also for workers from neighboring states like Sucre, Anzoátegui and Monagas. In addition, the crisis in both services has worsened.
He also regretted the loss of the heavy investments made for the construction of a gas pipeline that, for a short time, fed the Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi generation plant, and guaranteed domestic gas to the surrounding populations of those facilities.