The national and regional governments of Sucre joined forces to create the fourth Venezuelan-made ship, called El Yaque, which will cover the Carúpano-Chacopata-Margarita route, in order to give greater transport capacity to the states of Sucre and Nueva Esparta.
The Aquatic Passenger Transport (TAP) project, promoted by the National Institute of Aquatic Spaces (INEA), developed this monohull-type boat to benefit 13,500 people in the region.
Cuando a través de @inea_venezuela creamos el Proyecto Transporte Acuático de Pasajeros (TAP) para contruir barcos en nuestro país, muchos dijeron que no era posible… Sin embargo, hemos activado la ruta Carupano-Porlamar con la cuarta embarcación HECHA EN VENEZUELA!
— Hipólito Abreu (@HAbreuMRT) November 21, 2020
The Governor of Sucre state, Edwin Rojas, thanked the management of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, for the importance placed on the Venezuelan seas. “It is not just one ship that is being activated, it is the economy of an entire region,” said the Governor.
For his part, Admiral Eladio Jiménez Rattia, president of the INEA, said that “the TAP project was launched with the intention of building different types of ships, which allow the use of the national waterway plan, and the development of the waterways of Venezuela.”
Featured image: Photo courtesy of El Sol de Margarita.