By Ron Howells • 03 October 2021 • 14:48
Pedro Sanchez announces 206 million euros in Government aid for La Palma. mage: Moncloa Press
Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez, has announced 206 million euros in Government aid for disaster relief in La Palma.
The Spanish PM, Pedro Sánchez, made his third visit to La Palma since the volcano crisis began two weeks ago today, Sunday, October 3. Sánchez had summoned the media after having met at 12.00 (11.00 on La Palma) with the Steering Committee of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca).
During his visit, Sánchez was accompanied by the Minister for Home Affairs, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, the president of the City Hall of La Palma, Mariano Hernández, the government delegate in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana, and officials from the Red Cross and the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS).
The PM has since announced a new, much more generous package of measures aimed at alleviating the effects of the volcanic eruptions that have devastated everything in its path, saying that the Council of Ministers- meeting the coming Tuesday- will approve an urgent aid package of 206 million euros for the reconstruction of infrastructures, water supply, employment, agriculture, or tourism, essential for the island’s recovery.
The President said that it will be, “a very powerful package of measures from the point of view of rebuilding infrastructure, responding to the problem of water supply, also employment, agriculture, and not only for the tourism sector.”
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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