Ecuador: President moving his offices to south Quito at military installation

Posted on September 3, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Police/Military Activity, Politics reported The Presidential Office of the historic Palacio de Carondelet approaches. Until 2015, the office of President Rafael Correa will relocate in the barracks Epiclachima, first Army Division, located in the South of the capital. “There is going to build the political platform of the Government, where will be the new office of the Presidency. That is one of the priority projects and that will begin this year,”said the Minister of Defense, María Fernanda Espinosa, in a conversation with journalists. This is part of a plan of the armed forces that foresees reducing 264 military units of 561 existing, in the provinces of Loja, Manabí, El Oro, Azuay and Pichincha, which will be delivered 603 hectares for public use in the cities. The main objective is to reduce costs and put the military in strategic sectors. Investment along the $219 million and planned to endure the next 40 years. Read Article

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