The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, met with representatives of business and professional organizations to assess the effects that are causing the crisis in the municipality.
After the first meeting it was decided to create a working platform which will meet every month to discuss the proposals that the representatives of economic and productive fabric of the town presented as measures to improve the current situation.
During the meeting, the mayor took stock of the implementation of the Economic Plan, which was launched locally in July 2007.
In this regard, Martínez Andreo said has already been reduced by one and half million current expenditure of the municipal coffers from 2007, the budget for 2008 has also fallen by five million euros and 700,000 euros have been saved in costs staff, including Economic Plan objective results.
Likewise, the mayor explained to the business and professional real situation in which debt is the Local Town Hall.
In this regard, said that "the City Council now has 50 million euros of debt in the long and short term, but we still have the power inverter that was recorded last year," by the time the municipal coffers have been injected with 14 million euros, while in all of 2007 were 16. "
He also informed of the measures to be carried out to clean up city coffers through an emergency plan are framed within a Plan of Social and Economic Recovery.
The association representatives paid particular interest in all measures listed by the mayor such as the promotion of cooperative enterprise, the promotion of subsidized housing, assistance to young entrepreneurs, the Industrial Revitalization Plan, the Tourism Promotion Plan , among other measures.
One of the measures that sparked the interest of professionals and entrepreneurs is the empowerment of public works.
As explained Martínez Andreo, the Consistory try that public works of the City to be built by entrepreneurs in the county, "in 2009 is planned for 20 million euros in infrastructure among which the Civil Guard barracks, enlargement Treatment Station of Totana, the school reached the scale, the South Totana Health Center, the redevelopment of the boardwalk, the construction of football stadium, among other works. "
Representatives of the Association of Health Protection of sheep and goats "Santa Eulalia", the Health Protection Association of pigs in the Paretón and Totana, the Association of Employers of the Construction of Low Guadalentín (AEMC), the Association of Women Business and Professional Totana (AMEP), the Association of Pastry Totana, the Association of Carriers Under Guadalentín, BDA, the Association of Young Entrepreneurs Guadalentín Community Irrigation and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Murcia and Totana attended the day's work that the mayor described as "productive and Future prospects."
Professional and business associations will meet again on October 16 to present their proposals to the government team.
In this regard, Martínez Andreo encouraged other organizations to participate in the working day, because "in this way reach a consensus for the economy and the welfare of the residents of Totana.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Fotos: Totana.com