The entrepreneur calls on the government to push forward the Mediterranean Corridor with double platforms and European gauge tracks
In its 33rd edition on 24 february the Rotary Club Valencia awarded Boluda Corporación Marítima chairman Vicente Boluda the Rotary Flame for Economics 2017, in recognition of his career as head of a holding company in international expansion, and his succesful presidency of the Valencian Entrepreneurs Association (AVE).
The ceremony took place at the Valencia Palace hotel, with around 200 attendees. The award was presented by Rotary Club Valencia president Diego Aceituno, following a gala dinner provided by the club. During the gala other prizes were awarded: painter and sculptor Carmen Calvo received the Rotary Flame for the Arts; Jaume I Award in Basic Research prizewinner Francisco Martínez Mujica received the Rotary Flame for Sciences; and the former mayor of Valencia, Ricard Pérez Casado, was awarded the Rotary Flame for Human Values.
Vicente Boluda thanked members of the organisation, which this year celebrates its 89th anniversary in Valencia, for the award, highlighting this entity’s “work and altruistic effort to improve social conditions in the Valencian Community and in Spain”.
The chairman of Boluda Corporación Marítima took the opportunity to highlight the important work of an organization made up of business and professional leaders carrying out work “associated with emotionally appealling words such as ethics, philanthropy, solidarity, humanitarian services and peace”.
After collecting the award, Vicente Boluda drew attention to the effort put in by Valencian Community entrepreneurs, with the support and dedication of the workers, to move the country forward. As president of AVE he took the opportunity to appeal for national government support for business initiatives “which, like the Mediterranean Corridor, are essential for Valencian society and Spain”.
Vicente Boluda concluded by stressing the need for an ”urgent commitment from our leaders to drive forward the Mediterranean corridor from Algeciras to the French border, with a double platform for passengers and goods, in European gauge. We must not miss the train of the future. Our future generations would never forgive us”.