The Santa Cruz City Council reports that “another important step has recently been completed to provide 37 new social homes for the population center of María Jiménez, precisely with the award of the drafting and construction management project for this public development in the district de Anaga”, informs the mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, who adds that “this previous step is basic to accelerate its construction, pending the signing of the agreement with the Government of the Canary Islands, hoping the City Council can assume the construction”.
The technical commission promoted by the municipal corporation has completed the award proposal for this work, which must be considered by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing of the Government of the Canary Islands -directed by the socialist Sebastián Franquis-, in the collaboration agreement between the two administrations within the framework of the Canarian Housing Plan.
“The award of the drafting of the María Jiménez project represents a new action in housing, one of the core lines of the current local government team,” says Juan José Martínez, councilor for the Santa Cruz Housing area, and argues that “ This action anticipates the signing of the agreement between the regional and local executives, hoping that it will be held shortly to be able to release a total of 343 public homes under a social rental regime” and adds that “we did not want to wait for the signing of the agreement to advance in this process”.
The technical adjudication table has proposed that the elaboration of the project of the 37 houses in María Jiménez corresponds to the UTE Díaz-Llanos, Ferrán, Navazo, Herrero, Ferrán Aranaz and Atoms SL for a value of 122,838.39 euros.
The construction of the new houses will correspond to the City Council of Santa Cruz -which estimates a total investment of more than 20.5 million- according to the conversations held between the mayor Bermúdez and the regional councilor Franquis in view of the imminent signing of the Canary Plan of Housing.
On the other hand, the City Council has developed other new construction projects in El Tablero, with 44 homes, whose draw was made last Thursday and which are in the provisional adjudication phase; the 252 of Cuevas Blancas, as well as the subdivision and urbanization of another 92 homes in La Monja, in the Southwest.