First €1.6m of aid released after Malaga storms

VISIT: President of the Junta de Andalucia Juanma Moreno (centre) visited Alhaurin el Grande. Credit:

 MALAGA province will get €1.6 million as a first tranche of emergency funding following last weekend’s storms. 
The cash is coming from the Junta de Andalucia regional government earmarked to repair the damage caused. 

This is the first package of funds, with Minister of the Presidency, Elias Bendodo saying that over the next few days more aid will be decreed. 

The €1.6 million is part of a total of €10 million that the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced in Alhaurin el Grande (the most affected municipality of Malaga), in a visit after the storm. 

A total of 19 municipalities in Malaga will benefit from these funds. More than €450,000 has been allocated for a dozen towns in Cordoba, almost €4 million for 72 localities in Granada, more than €800,000 for 18 municipalities in Jaen and more than €3.1 million for 46 municipalities in the province of Almeria. 

The breakdown of Malaga localities that will receive aid is: Alhaurin de la Torre (€113,442), Alhaurin el Grande (€138,001), Antequera (€119,547), Archidona (€101,600), Benahavis (€81,964), Bobadilla-Station (€49,096), Canillas del Aceituno (€38,714), Cartama (€102,812), Coin (€115,622), Cuevas Bajas (€30,186), Malaga (€197,892), Marbella (€82,537), Monda (€38,724), Rincon de la Victoria (€69,143), Torremolinos (€71,421), Velez-Malaga (€99,543), Villanueva de la Concepcion (€30,078), Villanueva del Rosario (€49,187) and Villanueva del Trabuco (€111,487). 

This first package of aid is so that local councils can cope with emergency payments that were made during and immediately after the storms. 

In addition, the regional government has set aside another €65 million for emergency action in other areas such as infrastructure, aid for the agricultural sector (which will have €28 million), and the urgent cleaning of riverbeds and tributaries, which will be allocated another €20 million. 

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