SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, September 29 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Los Llanos de Aridane City Council has paid 950,000 in aid to 954 people affected by the volcano, who will benefit from funds intended for those who lost a home, an agricultural property or a business in the municipality as a result of the eruption.
The mayor, Javier Llamas, has highlighted the efforts of the government group and the City Council staff to deliver the aid before the end of September. “Today the money is right where it should be: in the accounts of the people affected by the eruption. A titanic job has been done and in record time,” he noted.
For his part, the Councilor for the Treasury, Pablo Almeida, thanked and valued “the important work and effort carried out by the City Council staff.” He explained that the municipal workers “have been in charge of the calculation, with the Secretariat in charge, as well as the Intervention and Treasury personnel who have been in charge of transferring, as soon as possible, this aid.”
Javier Llamas wanted to remember that as soon as he took over as Mayor, they drafted the bases to mobilize 950,000 euros for those affected. These funds, he specified, had to be deposited before September 30 to avoid their return.
These funds come from the ‘Support Project for the Repair of Damage Caused by the Volcanic Eruption and for the Economic and Social Reconstruction of the Island of La Palma’, for the period 2021-2023.
This project had 1.5 million euros deposited into the municipal coffers since May 2022. In addition to aid for loss of housing, 68,000 euros were mobilized to guarantee psychological support and 465,000 in complementary emergency aid to deal with the eruption.