Mexico says presidential jet to be sold
Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico is putting the presidential jet on the auction block, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s crew reported Sunday, building superior on the new president’s campaign pledge on his 2nd working day in workplace.
The Boeing 787-8’s very last mission took outgoing president Enrique Pena Nieto to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this 7 days.
Lopez Obrador vowed a “deep and radical” transform in Mexico as he assumed the country’s presidency Saturday, 5 months following profitable a landslide election victory.
Jorge Mendoza, spokesman for Banobras — a govt progress lender by way of which the plane was acquired — explained to reporters that the jet is going to be serviced and then retained at an airfield in San Bernardino, California, ready to be bought.
The jet value $218 million when it was bought a couple decades again.
Identified for his down-to-earth alternatives, these types of as driving a Volkswagen Jetta, Lopez Obrador has mentioned he merely does not require the jet, and will fly commercially.
Finance Minister Carlos Urzua added that soon, an additional 60 federally owned planes and 70 helicopters will be auctioned off.
Ending just about nine decades of government by the identical two functions, Lopez Obrador surged to victory in the July 1 elections promising a new tactic to troubles fueling popular outrage: crime, poverty and corruption. His party has majorities in both equally houses of Congress.