President approves takeover of ferry service
Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:30 PM
Source - El Universal
"It is enough! The ferry (service) of Conferry is a disaster!" Chávez said in a telephone conversation with state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión
The Vice-President promised to expand and improve the service of Venezuela’s largest ferry company (File photo)
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez Frías announced on Monday that he has approved a decree to nationalize and seize the company Consolidada de Ferrys (Conferry) to ensure the safety of passengers who use ferry service to travel to the state of Nueva Esparta (northeastern Venezuela).
"It is enough! The ferry (service) of Conferry is a disaster!" Chávez said in a telephone interview with the state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión, the state-owned news agency AVN reported.
Chávez said that he already has a diagnosis and a recovery plan with regard to the ferry company.
"We know where the damaged ferries are and the prices they charge people. Elías Jaua (the Venezuelan Vice-President) is in charge of the task," Chávez added.
In addition to this, the Venezuelan Head of State ordered a thorough investigation into two aircraft events on Monday in the state of Bolívar.
"I called (Vice-President) Elías (Jaua), and ordered a thorough and urgent investigation. We have to put pressure on state-run and private companies to comply with maintenance of aircraft," he concluded.