Flores confirmed on her Twitter account: ‘When I was hired, my only mission was to put the largest transportation system in the country at the service of the people. To achieve this, we have taken resolute steps, hoping that the artwork will prevail.
He then shared his resignation letter, in which he indicated, among other details, that the decision to reassess the Quito metro management model would have an impact on the timelines and dates that had already been announced.
With this in mind, he warned, “It is necessary to define strategies and options that, regardless of the political situation, take into account the critical point of the Metro project and allow for improvement in the expected times in the already drawn roadmap.”
He indicated that he had requested the resignation of the post, because he would not yield to any political pressure of any kind.
For his part, Quito Mayor’s office announced that the resignation will take place at the next board meeting, which was called on Thursday, May 27.
Metro Quito has made 99.2 percent progress in its implementation, and has so far cost $ 2 billion.
The former director had stated last February that the necessary investment for the work would be about $ 158 million, but last April she provided $ 202 million, and as she explained at the time, the increase came in response to securing infrastructure and trains.
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