The mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez, accompanied by the councilors of Municipal Housing and the Health-La Salle district, Juan José Martínez and Carlos Tarife, respectively, visited the 106 homes of La Cepsa I, which is already in the process of being remodeled. the common areas of the buildings and interior patios, with a budget of close to two million euros (1,934,500 euros).
“The interventions are part of the Plan for Urban Regeneration and Renovation Areas (ARRUs), a program that has been and continues to be essential to offer decent living conditions to the residents of chicharreras,” said Bermúdez, adding that “a Despite the fact that the different public institutions contribute a significant amount of money to carry out the projects, it is we, from the Municipal Housing area, who take charge of the entire procedure and management, both of the budget and of the interventions that are carried out. in each block of flats.
The 1,934,500 euros that this La Cepsa Phase I project will cost implies the contribution by the Ministry of Housing of 41.64% (805,600 euros); from the Government of the Canary Islands with 30% (580,350); Cabildo de Tenerife and Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 10.14% (201,400) each of the institutions, and the communities of owners will be in charge of contributing the remaining 7.97% (145,750), which means the amount of 1,375 euros per resident.
In order for this type of project to be carried out, the impulse that public organizations carry out is essential, since each chicharrero or chicharrera contributes 1,375 euros, with a real amount of 18,250 euros being invested per home.
For Juan José Martínez, “the delimitation of the ARRU La Cepsa I includes the renovation of five blocks of buildings in which these 106 homes are located, highlighting the need to repair facades, waterproof roofs and balconies, adaptation and reform of electrical installations , plumbing, sanitation and telecommunications, as well as repairs to stairs and carpentry”, the councilor explained in detail.
The total execution of the interventions has meant the tendering of the project, the adjudication and drafting of the same, in addition to the direction of the works, obtaining the license and, finally, the execution of the work.
During this visit, the Municipal Housing technicians in charge of this work, as well as the mayor of the area, reported that “the duration of the interventions should not last more than a year, since the idea is to finish the entire action before the end of the project. next summer,” Martínez commented.
For his part, the councilor for the Salud-La Salle district, Carlos Tarife, highlighted “the joy that the residents of the area feel for their buildings and common areas to be rehabilitated and renovated.”