SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 16. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Public spending on the island of La Palma derived from the emergency and reconstruction after the volcanic eruption in Cumbre Vieja already reaches 495.7 million euros, according to the latest updated report from the Government of the Canary Islands.
The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, has detailed in a press conference that most of it comes from accommodation and housing expenses (225.2 million), followed by social emergency and employment (87.9 million) and aid to economic sectors (69.9 million).
There is also another package of varied aid, amounting to 112.5 million, including 38 million for the new coastal highway, 15 million for the Biosphere Reserve, 11 million for agricultural irrigation or 15.3 million to cover damage to biodiversity.
To date, a total of 6,966 applications have been received, of which 6,005 have already been signed.
Olivera believes that the number is “almost definitive” and has recalled that the registry will close on June 25, coinciding with the six months since the eruption ended, although the workers from the office of the victims will continue to work at Casa Massieu from Los Llanos de Aridane.