Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Transport

Communiqué of the Working Groups of Communication

The Venezuelan Organizing Commission wants to officially inform that the organizing process of the VI WSF and II ASF is continuing normally despite the transportation problematic between the Maiquetia airport and the city of Caracas due to the collapse of the no.1 viaduct of the Caracas-La Guaira highway. (...)

The Venezuelan government has set a special plan that includes:

  • a) The habilitation of the old road Caracas-La Guaira with a limited schedule from 5 AM to 9 PM for the exclusive transit of individual vehicules and passengers; and from 10 PM a 4 AM for the transit of heavyload vehicles in one way per day.
  • b) An alternative way from and toward the Airport will also be available through El Junquito y Carayaca. The Maiquetia airport that serves Caracas WILL NOT BE CLOSED.

In any case:

  • c) If it is needed the Charallave airport located at 1 hour of Caracas will be habilitated for land transport.
  • d) From the Maiquatia Simon Bolivar Airport (main Caracas airport) participants can fly to the “Palo Negro” Airport located in the city of Maracay or the “Arturo Michelena” Airport located in the city of Valencia, at respectively 150 KM and 200 KM (aprox), for a transit driving time to Caracas between 1 and 2 hours. Roads with controlled prices have been established from these airports for land transport toward Caracas .

For more information, please write at the following emails:fsmcaracas@forosocialamericas.org.ve, comunica@forosocialmundial.org.ve and consult the website :http://www.forosocialmundial.org.ve/noticia.php, noticias@forosocialamericas.org

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