The Consell has approved the decree law that establishes the regulatory bases and direct granting of aid for actions of local competence in the municipalities of the Vega Baja del Segura in order to facilitate investment in urban sustainable drainage systems and actions also sustainable cleaning. The aid amounts to 16 million euros and is already allocated in proportion to the population and the risk of flooding among the 27 municipalities in the region. Orihuela will have 3.2 million eruos and Almoradí with 1.4 while 19 towns, some of them important such as Pilar de la Horadada, Albatera or Guardamar, are left with a single game of 400,000.
These grants are intended for the municipalities of this region so that they can undertake the necessary works and thus mitigate the consequences of new episodes of torrential rains, including cleaning by extraction of elements such as reeds, mud, stones or sand from the mouth of the rivers , channels, etc. and their environments, and, additionally, as a mecca
This measure is part of the Vega Renhace Plan, promoted by the Generalitat to face the climatic emergency and to promote the economic reactivation of the region. The maximum global amount of the aid amounts to 16 million euros to be paid by the Generalitat’s Budgets, without prejudice to its possible co-financing with funds from the State or the European Union, which may give rise to the corresponding credit modification. In this way, it is intended to reduce the risks of flooding derived from urban runoff and contribute to the environmental and landscape improvement of the population centers of the Vega Baja del Segura region.
The city councils will be beneficiaries of the direct subsidies.e
- Orihuela (3,283,728 euros)
- Almoradí (1,459,938 euros)
- Dolores (900,120 euros)
- Callosa del Segura (758,133 euros)
- Torrevieja (580,092 euros)
- Formentera del Segura (481,922 euros)
- Catral (470,897 euros)
- Rojales (465,170 euros)
- San Fulgencio (400,000 euros)
- Rafal (400,000 euros)
- Guardamar del Segura (400,000 euros)
- Daya Nueva (400,000 euros)
- Cox (400.000 euros)
- Albatera (400,000 euros).
- Algorfa (400,000 euros)
- Benejúzar (400,000 euros)
- Benferri (400,000 euros)
- Benijófar (400,000 euros)
- Bigastro (400,000 euros)
- Daya Vieja (400,000 euros)
- Rocamora farm (400,000 euros)
- Jacarilla (400,000 euros)
- Los Montesinos (400,000 euros)
- Pilar de la Horadada (400,000 euros)
- Redován (400,000 euros)
- San Isidro (400,000 euros)
- San Miguel de Salinas (400,000 euros).
For the distribution of the aid, criteria of municipal population (20%), economic risks due to current flooding according to land use and significant levels of danger, economic risks due to potential flooding and qualification of municipal planning, affected municipal population according to the level of danger due to flooding and by municipality (25%), social facilities affected by significant levels of danger, proximity to the mouth of rivers, canals, linear infrastructures (roads) affected and environmental facilities.
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