THREE projects in Macael will create more than 1,700 working days.
The old health centre is being upgraded and converted into an extension of the new municipal health complex at a cost of around €105,000, creating 954 working days. A second project involves improvements to several streets, including paving and drainage, costing just short of €50,000. A third focuses on smartening up public gardens and parks, tree pruning and repainting in more than 20 different locations, with a budget of over €27,000.
The projects form part of the PFEA Rural Employment Development Plan, under which the national government pays the salaries, the regional Andalucia government funds materials and the Almeria Provincial Council contributes towards materials and pays project managements costs.
PFEA provincial deputy Guillermo Casquet was in Macael last week to see how works are progressing on the old health centre. Accompanied by Macael Mayor Raul Martinez, the deputy said the plan is a symbol of unity between the three administrations, which “generates employment, retains population and improves municipal infrastructure, which otherwise would be difficult to take on and carry out.”