SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 16 May. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, presented this Monday to the 31 municipalities of the island the new Insular Plan for Municipal Cooperation that goes from 48 to 6 million euros and includes another item of almost 3.5 million for the drafting of projects.
In statements to journalists before the meeting, he defended the “municipalist vocation” of the island government given that throughout this mandate it has approved up to fifteen projects aimed at municipalities, including employment projects –one per municipality– or the start-up of an advisory office with officers of the corporation.
He also commented that the plan for municipalities with less than 20,000 inhabitants will be “strengthened” since it has allowed them to undertake other “essential” works and not just sanitation, as implied by the Cooperation Plan.
Martín has commented that the new plan, which will run until 2025, will be executed in parallel to the previous one, given that some projects have had a hard time “starting” because there was no land available or there were processing problems in the municipalities.
In addition, he hopes that this investment will help small businesses access contracts and promote job creation.
The Minister of Municipal Cooperation and Housing, Zebenzuí Chinea, has pointed out that the distribution of the funds of the new plan will be with one million for each municipality and the rest according to the criteria agreed with the Fecam.