LUCAR and Velez-Blanco have joined the network of municipalities in which the Diputacion de Almeria implements works and projects under the provincial PFEA Rural Employment Plan.
Diputacion President Javier A. Garcia and the mayors of the respective municipalities Manuel Lopez made the arrangement official last week with the signing of the collaboration agreements.
This brings the number of councils making up the network to 86, along with two local authority associations.
“Thanks to these agreements the councils save on the management of projects, the coordination of all the works, the workplace accident risk prevention, the coordination of health and safety and the tasks of contacting and human resources”, commented PFEA deputy Matilde Diaz.
The deputy said there are currently 202 works being carried out as part of the rural employment plan, adding, “we are sure that this year with the incorporation of these municipalities there are going to be more projects, more works, more days and more contracts, which will be directly managed by the Diputacion.”
The provincial government describes the plan as a “lifeline” in the struggle against depopulation, maintaining it helps address economic, social and cultural inequalities in rural areas, provides work for agricultural sector workers and improves and modernises infrastructure and public services.