ALBOX and Zurgena, along with Instincion and Fuente Victoria, are together set to receive more than €125,000 in Junta de Andalucia subsidies for addressing the most urgent repairs stemming from or for dealing with the effects of extreme weather.
The regional government Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration department’s funding for the Almeria localities is part of a funding block of more than €1.3 million for projects in 20 Andalucia municipalities.
According to the Junta de Andalucia Official Bulletin, the administration has allotted precisely €127,333 to the four Almeria locations.
Albox is to get €4,636 for repairing infrastructure on Calle Almazara. Instincion gets just short of €54,000 to repair damage caused by torrential rains and Fuente Victoria will receive €40,425 for sorting out infrastructure on Calle Arroyo de Fuente Victoria.
Zurgena gets two payments, one of €24,478 and one of €3,775, which are to go on cleaning out and improving rain water collection and drainage on Calle Escocia.
“We have a firm commitment to the needs of local entities to provide the help they need”, commented Junta Local Administration Almeria delegate Jose Luis Delgado.
Local councils are, Delgado said, “the administrations which are closest to residents, and we are allied with them to guarantee their fundamental public services function at optimum level.”
The awarded subsidies correspond to the Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration department’s annual round of funding adding up to €3.3 million under which local councils can request assistance of up to €120,000 to help meet the costs of necessary works related to extreme weather events. The initial amount was €2.3 million, but a further €1 million was approved in October.
The money must be invested in projects including works on domestic water supply networks, waste water systems, access roads, basic public service infrastructure, road surfaces and signalling, street lighting, street cleaning, waste collection, fire prevention, cemeteries and public park and school building maintenance.
Also financed are projects deemed necessary to guarantee obligatory, basic or essential public services to guarantee public health, social services and public safety and mobility which have been interrupted or affected by emergency or catastrophe situations.