THE Valencian regional government has appointed two commissioners for the Vega Baa to oversee the reconstruction of those areas affected by September’s floods.
Having already spent €100 million since the storm that brought disaster, the government has decided more oversight is needed to ensure reconstruction is done efficiently, with aid going to areas that need it most and each department working together to maximise the value of the money spent.
The President of Valencia, Ximo Puig, has appointed Professor Jorge Olcina and Almoradi businessman Antonio Alonso Miravete to give shape to the entire reconstruction plan of the region.
In a decree Puig said that the recovery of the region is an “opportunity to turn the catastrophe into an occasion to promote a resilient environment that promotes economic and social regeneration of the Vega Baja, while promoting a territorial development, absolutely respectful of the environment, which prepares for future episodes of storms.”
At the same time Puig announced the payment of €7.3 million to 22 municipalities affected by the storm.
The towns to receive the latest tranche of aid are: Crevillent, Santa Pola, Almoradi, Benferri, Benijofar, Bigastro, Dolores, Formentera del Segura, Guardamar del Segura, Jacarilla, Los Montesinos, Orihuela, Pilar de la Horadada, Rafal, Redovan, Rojales, San Fulgencio, Moixent, Agullent, Ontinyent, Alcocer de Planes and Alfafara.