He Tenerife Council will build two new clean points next year in Arico and Los Rodeos (La Laguna) with an investment of 1.4 million euros to add to the current island network of eight. The objective is to double this amount until it reaches sixteen and thus facilitate the selective collection of waste on the Island. The measure was approved yesterday during the Government Council, as explained by the president, Rosa Davila, and the vice president, Lope Afonso, at a press conference. Before starting, both had a heartfelt memory for the deceased Jerónimo Saavedra. His death is the reason why flags fly at half-mast during the three days of official mourning.
Dávila explained that “the objective is to build eight other clean points, as stated in the Special Territorial Waste Plan, with 90% financing from Next Generation funds, to build two new clean points in Los Rodeos and Arico. He added that improvements will also be made to five of the current clean points to improve the service provided to citizens.
Extension of hours
In addition to this measure, the president of the Cabildo indicated that “starting in January, the hours of the clean points will be extended and they will also be open on Mondays – currently they are operational from Tuesday to Sunday – in order to continue increasing selective collection and facilitating recycling. Clean points are waste management infrastructures suitable for the selective collection and storage of some fractions of urban remains. They are intended mainly for household and similar waste that is not collected by municipal services and are free of charge for individuals. The eight existing ones are located in Adeje, Arona, Güímar, Buenavista, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Jagua), La Laguna (Taco), La Guancha and La Orotava.
Nursery of Teide
Within the area of Natural Environment, Sustainability and Safety and Emergencies, the agreement between the Cabildo of Tenerife and the Cepsa Foundation for the expansion of the nursery located in the El Portillo Botanical Garden, inside the Teide National Park, was also approved. The idea is to achieve sufficient plant production in the face of unexpected repopulation needs as a result, among other factors, of this summer’s fire. This expansion would be organized in an area adjacent to the current nursery, with about 200 m2 of surface, which would allow plant production to at least double.
Investments in the north
Lope Afonso highlighted the investment of 1.3 million euros for the sectorization and improvement of the hydraulic performance of the urban supply network of La Matanza; as well as 585,000 destined for the improvement of public facilities and spaces in El Tanque. In addition, the collaboration agreement with the Buenavista del Norte City Council was approved for the works included in the project for a parking lot in Los Claveles. «The objective of the action, which involves an investment of 853,495 euros, is to make available vehicle parking spaces engine that reduce road traffic in the historic complex,” said Lope Afonso.
The Governing Council approved an allocation of 1,045,000 euros for the Tenerife Science and Technology Park (PCTT) to finance the Talentum Top program and the generation of employment of high technological value within the framework of the CEDeI Center of Excellence for Development and Innovation. Rosa Dávila pointed out: “We want to continue the training program based on the ICT sector, managed by the company itself according to its needs.” With this “we will generate a greater disruptive process in workers, with training and employment not only intended for young people.” In addition to “incorporating and updating existing areas in order to adapt training and experience to the current demand of companies.” «We want to expand the objective profile of the beneficiary», explained the president, «to look for people based in other sectors such as engineering, biology, physical sciences, audiovisual animation and professional digital content generators; generate quality employment in Tenerife.
One stop shop
In the area of Industry and Commerce, the extension of the collaboration agreement between the Cabildo, the Government of the Canary Islands and the Chamber of Commerce of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to provide the Business Single Window Citizen Service Point service in 2024. The purpose of this initiative, which involves an investment of 41,500 euros, is to contribute to the creation of companies and the simplification of the administrative procedures necessary for this.
In the area of Municipal Cooperation and Housing, the insular Government Council approved the framework cooperation agreement between the Cabildo and the Canary Housing Institute for carrying out actions within the Housing Plan of Canary Islands with the main objective of increasing the public supply under rental regime.