The territorial delegate for Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Mónica Alejo, visited Benahavís today, where she met with the mayor, José Antonio Mena, and toured some of the areas affected by the 2019 DANA repaired thanks to a grant of 81,964.16 euros.
Specifically, the storm caused damage to the pavement of the steel and the subsidence of the road at the entrances to the cemetery and various streets of the urban area such as the Avenida Fiscal Luis Portero García or the Valle de Guadalmina, El Barrero, Los Pinos, Istán and Ronda de la Fuente roads, as well as in various sections of Estrella de Teruel street in La Heredia Urbanization.
The delegate has valued the commitment of the Andalusian Government, and especially the vice president, Juan Marín, “for being together with local entities in difficult times such as when natural disasters occur that cause significant damage in urban spaces that require works that for yes, the municipalities alone do not have the resources to carry out ”.
Likewise, he pointed out that this year the Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration also has aid of up to 120,000 euros for municipalities affected by floods, earthquakes or other phenomena. “Initially, the planned budget was 2.5 million euros but given the flood of applications and seeing the needs of the municipalities we have expanded it by another 3.3 million euros,” he reported.
«Today we have received a visit from the territorial delegate for Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Junta de Andalucía, Mónica Alejo to inform us of future subsidies and check the projects carried out with the subsidy received to repair the damages caused by DANA in September 2019. A good relationship between administrations is essential for municipalities and their citizens.
Benahavís Town Hall
On the other hand, the delegate has informed the mayor of Benahavís of the aid convened by the Employment Department that the municipalities can request until September 23 to develop Vocational Training for Employment actions, aimed at the unemployed in the municipalities, “with the aim of improving their job opportunities and thus avoiding them having to leave, helping to fix the population to the territory.” In addition, the program of the old workshop schools has been launched again, with a budget of 30 million euros, to carry out courses with recruitment for the unemployed.