It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

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It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by David_Bro » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:09 pm

Isn't this just typical-----

"We have been told the bridge would let us get to better health care on the mainland, and the general consensus is yes, we do need that… but instead let's just put a small proportion of that budget into building a modern hospital here. The truth is we weren't really consulted."

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30939461

In Norway, where they have all the North Sea Oil----there was a single old man living on an island and with no where else to spend the money, they built this nearly 1/2 mile bridge to the island he lived on-----the juxt of the story was that he had no car and so he continued to use his boat to got to shore for supplies----

I had a tractor company doing work at my place----turns out he had been contracted (years earlier) to so the excavating for the bridge pads on the Puerto Montt side and actually completed them and was told it was off----he got paid big money and just walked away from it-----so at least they have a head start----


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Post by El Lechero » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:58 am

check out Japan and useless construction projects due to political connections with construction industry same sort of thing as that Nirway bridge. Squeeky wheel always gets greased For as many detractors of the bridge there are just as many chilotes that support the bridge. Just build it already and hopefully with as few stuff ups as possible.

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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by peregrine77 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:45 pm

When we have traveled to Chiloe, the efficiency is impressive and it takes very little time.
Given the tremendous cost, (that will no doubt increase), it just seems the money could be better utilized.
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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by marti » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:34 pm

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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by nwdiver » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:41 pm

Having a business on Chiloe that needs the airport in Pt Montt on a a very strict schedule I like the bridge idea, but we have no problem using the ferries which have said they will still run even when the bridge is in, as they may offer a cheaper fare than the bridge toll and the travel experience that tourists want, can't seen not dolphins from the bridge at 80km/h.........
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Post by David_Bro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:48 pm

In the BBC article, a local interviewed says the biggest issue at hand for Chilotes is health care and suggests using the money for the bridge to build a good hospital on the island----

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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by fraggle092 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:44 pm

David_Bro wrote:In the BBC article, a local interviewed says the biggest issue at hand for Chilotes is health care and suggests using the money for the bridge to build a good hospital on the island----
Its harder finding (and keeping) the staff needed to run a hospital than building it especially in a place as remote as Chiloe. I have never heard of a public hospital in Chile that could be described as good, despite the sometimes heroic efforts of the staff. Overloaded, underfunded, and understaffed is the norm, just like most public services.
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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by marti » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:50 pm

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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by fraggle092 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:55 pm

marti wrote:Chiloé isn't "remote." Ya wanna see remote?
Yeah, yeah I know, but.....
From a Santiago viewpoint, anywhere south of Rancagua is regarded as the back of beyond, so trying to persuade, for example medical personnel, to relocate from Santiago to a place like Chiloe is likely to be quite difficult, especially as any potential hardships tends to get exaggerated for pecuniary reasons.

I am sure you remember the Aysen kefuffles of a couple of years ago where they successfully lloraron la carta of climate, remoteness and isolation to obtain concessions from the last government. As did your area with its gas subsidies.

Maybe I should have put quotations round "remote"
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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by David_Bro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:07 pm

Okay, so maybe it's a Clinica Alemana type facility with some kind of subsidio to be there----the CA en Temuco gets some heavy hitting patients, off the record of course----President of Bolivia a couple of years ago-----a tricky issue that would have gotten attention in Santiago and his wife was living it up in Pucon, close by, while he was recouping----

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Post by fraggle092 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:16 pm

David_Bro wrote:Okay, so maybe it's a Clinica Alemana type facility with some kind of subsidio to be there
That idea just would not fly for so many reasons......been here long?
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Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

Post by marti » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:40 pm

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