The Generalitat transfers 16 million euros for rainwater drainage and retention systems to all municipalities in Vega Baja

Arcadi Spain highlights “the need to invest more and to organize the territory in a dialogue way to be stronger in the face of torrential rains”.

27 municipalities of the Vega Baja will use the amount of these grants to carry out a total of 46 actions.

Valencia – The Minister of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility, Arcadi Spain, has announced in Rafal that the Generalitat has already transferred aid of 16 million euros for rainwater drainage and retention systems to the municipalities of the Vega Baja, framed in the Vega Renhace Plan.

“An important step is taken, the investment of 16 million euros by the Generalitat in the Vega Baja begins to materialize, which has already been transferred to all city councils, to carry out actions that protect the area against future episodes of rain, such as systems of drainage and retention of rainwater “, explained Arcadi Spain.

Likewise, the Public Works spokesperson stressed during his visit to Rafal the importance of continuing to act “in two fundamental areas for the economic development of the Vega Baja; more investment is necessary and, in addition, ordering the territory in a dialogue manner, to be stronger in the face of torrential episodes that may occur in the region. “

“La Vega Baja is a fundamental region for the Valencian Community, which for many years has not received the necessary investments,” said the Minister who, in turn, has highlighted the investment effort of the Generalitat in the area. “After DANA, the residents of the area and the administrations have learned that it is necessary to invest in a forceful way to prevent, as far as possible, the effects of torrential rains, while boosting the economy and it contributes to generating employment “.

This was the opinion of the head of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility after holding a working meeting with the mayor of Rafal, Manuel Pineda, the commissioner of the Vega Baja and director of Vega Renhace, Antonio Alonso and the undersecretary of the Department of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility, Rafa Briet, in which he has detailed the project in which the aid received by this city council will be invested, which will amount to 400,000 euros.

With the set of aid of 16 million euros, the regional Executive makes available to the municipalities of the Vega Baja an additional instrument to, in addition to improving their response capacity to new episodes of torrential rains, promoting the generation of employment and the economic and social recovery of the region. In total, 27 municipalities in the region will benefit with a set of 46 different actions.

Investment in Rafal

Specifically, in Rafal the project has been presented to execute an outlet collector of the drainage network of the Industrial Park and to implement a network of rainwater collectors in the streets Hermanos Rodríguez, Doctor Antonio Mazón and calle de la Hispanidad until la retention basin to be located in the southern plot of the industrial area of ​​the town.

For the mayor of Rafal, Manuel Pineda, “it is essential to have 400,000 euros at this time in order to avoid, as far as possible, situations with consequences as serious as those suffered in our town and in La Vega. Get off during DANA. “

The municipality has a Municipal Action Plan for Flood Risk (PAM INUNDA), framed in the Municipal Territorial Plan for Emergencies (PTM). The purpose of this plan is to achieve maximum protection for all people, property and the environment of the municipal area.

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