Alicante asks for 15 million euros in European funds

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Alicante asks for 15 million euros in European funds
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Alicante asks for 15 million euros in European funds for its low-emission zone.

Luis Barcala, the mayor of Alicante has announced that the city is set to apply for more than 15 million euros in European funding. If the funding is granted it will be used for the Low Emissions Plan for the City of Alicante and the pedestrianisation of the traditional city centre.

Barcala said: “The Department of European Projects of the City Council is coordinating the design of the Low Emissions Plan on which the areas of Traffic, Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Transport and Environment are working”.

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The mayor went on to announce that: “Alicante City Council could apply for 15 million euros in subsidies for the development of the Plan, as well as for the pedestrianisation of the traditional centre and the development of projects for the digital transformation of urban transport in the city of Alicante”.

The Alicante council have multiple projects in the pipeline and Barcala said that “the City Council’s aspiration to obtain European funds for recovery does not end with the Low Emissions Plan, but will also opt for other projects included in the Tourism Sustainability Plan on which we are also working with the Municipal Tourism Board or the projects associated with the Integrated Urban Regeneration Programme in Vulnerable Neighbourhoods, all included in the Alicante 2030 Urban Agenda”.

 



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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