THE fourth vice president of the Diputación de Málaga, Natacha Rivas has reaffirmed the commitment by the Diputación after increased criticism from the PSOE.
The socialist opposition has criticised the Populous Party for not investing enough financially into the region since they came to power.
However Rivas has reminded the board that since 2011, the government has injected a total of €153 million into the province, averaging at a total of €19 million per year.
“Never before has so much been invested in this region,” said Rivas, “between 2011 and 2019 investment has increased by 28% over the socialist era,”
Compared to the previous PP control over the region, between 2011 and 2015, PSOE investment has increased by €10 million, and subsequently between 2015 and 2019, a further €30 million according to Rivas.
The main focus on the investment has been the tourist industry in the region, with an aim to strengthen the unique qualities of Axarquia.
The coastal and inland road networks have also been a key topic of cash injections as well as the new proposed “Lithoral Path” which has been delayed due to the many legal hurdles put in place by the previous government.