Search for industrial land, Opposition to San Joaquin hydro project, Puppet festival

Nov 20, 2018

Lunes, 19/11/2018

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –
Pagina cultural –

8vo Festival Internacional de Títeres – The puppet festival will run from 10-25/11 with performances in the Teatro Sucre, Museo Pumapungo, the Patio de la Corte and in other cantons and parishes. <You know what to do if you need more information. Use your search engine. If I can do it, anyone can do it.>

Calle Santa Ana, next to the cathedral, reopened during the last year.

Gallery opening – An art and cultural gallery with spaces to show and sell art, design, and gastronomic products will open el sábado, 24/22 a las 11:00 in the calle Santa Ana next to the New Cathedral. This is a program of the GAD of Cuenca to recognize culture as the 4th axis of development <land, labor, capital, and culture? That puts a whole new spin on things.>

Otras cosas –

Titular – Se oponen a una obra hidroeléctrica (Opposition to a hydroelectric project) – Community members and others in the surrounding areas are opposed to hydroelectric plant planned for 2019 in Soldados-Yanuncay in San Joaquin and Baños Parishes. The plant will will generate 22 megavolts between two main water sources – the Soldados and the Yanuncay, contained with earthen dams. <Now that ought to scare the bejeezus out of anyone living downstream.> The neighbors are worried about the plant taking water needed for domestic and irrigation during dry seasons. The water used to move the turbines will be returned to the Yanuncay 500 upstream from the Sustag Potable Water treatment plant.

Batalla de Barberos (Battle of the Barbers) – <In case you were wondering> There was an event in the Portal Artesanal San Blas Sunday featuring all things barber including competitions.

Industrial land use – Currently, Cuenca has 122 hectáreas of industrial land use – 49.32 h. in the Parque Industrial, and 73.44 h. in the Polígono Industrial Chaullayacu in Tarqui. As part of the Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial (Land Use Plan) passed in Feb. of 2018, the city will be expanding areas for industrial uses. Cuenca’s topography is a challenge since it’s totally irregular and land in protected areas can not be used. A study identified 2,000 available hectáreas which could be designated for heavy industry.

Descuentos y compras –

Ford – Ranger Courier from $33,990 incl. IVA.

Announcement – La Comunidad Educative Sagrados Corazones (Sagrados Corazones School) invites everyone to the 1st Event of Ecuadorian Art and Music with the Corazon identity – viernes, 23/11 a las 19:00 – Teatro “Padre Damián” at the school – formal attire. <And I bet if you went you’d be the only gringo there.>

Dongfeng – AX4 from $19,990 to an AX7 automatic from $27,990. <I hope you guessed from the prices that these would be cars and not Peking duck or mushu pork.>

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne

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