By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 19 Aug 2020 • 9:00
KEY ROLE: The employment plan helps address depopulation in small inland localities and create equal opportunities regardless of where people live, according to the deputy
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria
A RURAL employment plan managed by the Almeria provincial council has double benefits for the Nacimiento area of the province.
The €616,000 investment in Abla, Abrucena and Nacimiento under the PFEA rural employment initiative is generating nearly 6,000 working days and means the modernisation of public infrastructure and services.
PFEA Diputacion de Almeria deputy Matilde Diaz paid a recent visit to the three municipalities accompanied by the mayors of each to see how the works were going and to chat to the people employed under the plan.
Diaz maintained the PFEA plays a vital role in achieving two of the provincial administration’s main objectives.
One is addressing the issue of depopulation in small municipalities, especially in inland Almeria. The second is strengthening equal opportunities for the province’s population, irrespective of where they live, the deputy said.
“The PFEA is essential for the creation and consolidation of job places in the municipalities with the smallest populations, even more so in the context of the crisis created by the health emergency”, she affirmed.
“The PFEA represents an important investment in our villages which generates wealth, employment and improves the services which councils provide for their residents”, Diaz added.
She also made the point the people participating in the plan are locals who are “committed workers” with an “extra motivation because their labours result in the well-being of residents.”
The works being carried out in Abla, Abrucena and Nacimiento include street resurfacing, installing new water and waste water pipes, improvements to a municipal plant nursery, cleaning, repairs, improvements to the area around a municipal swimming pool and park and garden maintenance.
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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.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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