By Cathy Elelman • 01 February 2020 • 17:38
BENEFITS: The Huercal-Overa Mayor said the plan improved residents’ lives and created local job opportunities
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa
WORKS on facilities and infrastructure under the 2019 PFEA rural employment development plan are underway in Huercal-Overa.
The €550,000 investment in the municipality covers a number of different projects. They include updates to the El Hornillo football ground, improvements to several streets, the reconstruction of a staircase and gardening in the Goñar neighbourhood and the conservation of green zones.
Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez and Employment councillor Alfonso Provencio went with provincial PFEA deputy Matilde Diaz to take a look at how some of the works are progressing.
The Mayor said the projects will directly benefit the local population while at the same time “creating job opportunities for an important number of our residents.”
Diaz described the plan as a “lifeline” for the province’s inland municipalities as it “stimulates the labour market as the same time as allowing for important improvements in municipal infrastructure and services.”
The deputy also made the point that the provincial government’s management of the programme means local authorities do not have to worry about matters like contracting workers, workplace accident risks or training.
The rural employment plan programme is a collaboration between the State Employment Service, the Junta de Andalucia, the Diputacion de Almeria and local councils.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
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