By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 28 Apr 2020 • 12:33
ECONOMIC BLOW: The Mayor stressed while containing the spread of Covid-19 is a priority, dealing with the economic consequences of the crisis is also vital
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra
ADRA mayor Manuel Cortes has promised the council will mobilise “all necessary resources” to get the local economy back up and running.
The local authority is planning to launch an economic stimulation plan in the coming weeks, helping to ease the hammer blow from the coronavirus pandemic.
Cortes said the plan is particularly focused on reactivating consumption in sectors like trade and hospitality.
There are also measures to “enable the continuity of activity by the self-employed and by small and medium-sized businesses, as well as to support business ventures and job creation,” he explained.
“All the council’s services are fully thrown into containing the expansion of the pandemic with preventative measures. That is the priority,” Cortes stressed.
He also underlined the importance of “essential” assistance to the most vulnerable families in the municipality, “who are going through an especially complex situation.”
“We are not going to leave them behind,” he said.
But at the same time, the mayor made clear his view that “confronting the economic consequences which coronavirus is going to leave us in is also a situation which we have to deal with, because it is affecting many families in our town.”
The plan will include a raft of measures designed at reducing fiscal pressure on people, among them flexibility in the payment of municipal taxes.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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