The VII Timón Awards gala vindicates the potential of sailing in the Balearic IslandsDecember 27, 2022
We echo the information published in the Diario de Mallorca on December 16, you can read the complete information here.
The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) yesterday held an institutional act that put an end to a year of commemoration for the 150th anniversary of the organization . It was attended by representatives of civil society, the port community and political authorities. Among them, the new president of the APB, Jaume Colom, the president of the Government, Francina Armengol, the president of Puertos del Estado, strong>Álvaro Rodríguez, and the Government delegate in the Balearic Islands, Aina Calvo.
Colom, in a brief statement to the media, explained that it was an important day and “very emotional”. “I come here wanting to work and provide solutions”, he said. On the other hand, he was reluctant to answer questions from the media about future challenges, since “it is not the moment». “We will have time,” he said.
Colom expressed his wish for the entity to be a leader in innovation and sustainability and highlighted the impact of the organization’s management on development of the ports of the islands and their current importance. According to what he said, without the ports it would be impossible to maintain the economy of an archipelago.
The act continued with a tribute to former presidents, directors and secretaries of the APB, represented by Rafael Soler and Pere Bonet. They, on behalf of all those present, were given the first two issues of the limited and serial reproduction that the artist Marta Ruiz Anguera has produced for the occasion. , and which will be giftedto the workers of the Balearic Islands Port Authority.
The ceremony ended with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the entrance to the institutional headquarters. The person in charge of doing the honors was María del Carmen Vico, the youngest worker at the institution, as a symbol of generational change and the public commitment to society that the APB has assumed since its foundation. The text on the plaque is dedicated to the men and women who “have made the port their vocation of public service, collecting the heritage of their predecessors to make it a legacy for future generations”.