ORIHUELA is to receive 10 million euros for the rehabilitation work of the Old Quarter of the city.
Mayor Emilio Bascuñana, and the councillor for Environment and Industry, Miguel Angel Fernandez, said the grant aid corresponds to the Strategy for Sustainable Urban Development (DUSI) European funds. It will be used “to allow Orihuela to develop different actions to rehabilitate the Old Town and the Urban Belt of Monte de San Miguel,” explained the mayor.
Orihuela is one of three municipalities in the province of Alicante that has managed to gain funds, as mayor Bascuñana congratulated, “all Oriolanos on this good news.” He added. “It is a major challenge ahead and one that the government team assumes with pride. It is the result of a job well done that we have dedicated many months of effort to secure the funds.”
With the money, plans include a revitalisation programme of the city and making it more accessible, to create a more sustainable mobility model, protect and promote the environment and resource efficiency, promote social inclusion, and combat poverty through boosting trade.