SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 30 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Economic Promotion, this Wednesday paid a total of 1,212,880 euros to 80 companies and autonomous people of La Palma within the framework of the granting of aid to compensate for the total loss of income due to the eruption of the volcano in Cumbre Vieja, a first batch of files resolved after the 315 applications registered to date.
The Minister of Economy, Elena Máñez, pointed out in a note “the importance of these aid to alleviate the current situation of the productive fabric of La Palma and thus compensate companies and autonomous people with the aim of gradually returning to normality”, in parallel to various extraordinary initiatives in the field of employment, housing or agriculture promoted both by the autonomous administration and the Government of Spain and local corporations in the face of the volcanic eruption.
The fundamental requirement to access this aid is to have suffered the total and continuous paralysis of the economic or professional activity carried out in infrastructures affected by the volcanic eruption, either as a consequence of the total loss of the establishment or due to other circumstances that have prevented the normal business development: cut off access to the municipality, loss of basic supplies, closure of the maritime space or confinement of the population, among other issues, with the consequent total loss of income from business activity.
Before the end of the year, the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment will pay a new batch of aid to continue supporting companies and autonomous people affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma.