The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, that this morning the first draft of the Local Strategic Plan "Growing Totana 2013, explained that this document will establish the roadmap of the work of the government team, through a new map business opportunities for the political year 2010 with the implementation of important projects that will boost the town's economy.
Martínez Andreo has indicated that the main objective for this exercise is to boost the economy of Totana, because now "we have more than ever the need to launch the first lines of action of the Local Strategic Plan, which, in the short term, will generate the arrival of new investment and job creation. "
The mayor has said it has asked the 12 council members to focus their efforts on developing projects to help strengthen employment and new opportunities for those totaneros who have lost their jobs because of the crisis.
In this regard, he stressed that it will continue to seek help totanera society to participate in the design of Totana, then, that "can not miss a minute and it should work with the aim of designing a new map of opportunities that involve all economic sectors. "
Martínez Andreo has indicated that after a review process is very active in developing the Strategic Plan, already have the first lines of action that is already going to start immediately focusing all efforts on achieving local of the projects listed in the document that will generate jobs and investment in the municipality.
In addition, the mayor explained that another goal for 2010 is closer to the neighboring government in order to transmit information more fluidly municipal, reciprocal and more participatory the people with the conclusion of the Boards of Full government and in neighborhoods and villages.
In this sense, it also will make an effort to develop social integration programs for immigrants in the municipality.
Also, Martínez Andreo has indicated that 2010 will be characterized to address the economic plight of the City "so we have to unite efforts to keep in line with the containment of current spending and seeking funding to avoid have serious problems paying suppliers, subcontractors and staff. "
In this regard, he explained that thanks to the policy of containment of current spending, expected, cash flow positive in 2009 will therefore be able to manage bank financing if needed.
Martínez Andreo recalled that the City of Totana, like many others, is experiencing a critical economic situation resulting from the historic debt that Zapatero's government has with the municipality, estimated at more than 25 million euros, since in municipal funding is not included population growth and the powers of the State that the Hall has had to be in charge and supported.
Therefore, the first mayor in advance that has already requested a meeting with Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance directly to require this historic debt, as important to Totana.
Furthermore, in line with local economic situation, the municipal councilor explained that the containment policy and projects to be put in macha through Local Strategic Plan are the pillars that will be set budgets for 2010, to be discussed at the February plenary session, which will be reduced by almost 20 percent compared to 2009.
Regarding the promotion of employment, which is already explained in the last phase of implementation of the launching of the Special Employment Centre and the project will be a target mappers to meet in 2010, "objectives that will support employment and generate new jobs and seek to promote social and professional integration of groups at risk of social exclusion and the implementation of measures to increase social responsibility. "
However, in addition to strategic projects that will enable the municipality's economic momentum, Martínez Andreo explained that the 2010 will also be an important year in terms of infrastructure, as there are large projects, some already under way, they will see the light during this exercise.
One of them, as explained, are the construction of the new Health Centre Totana-South, which have already started cleaning and preparing the land where the new infrastructure will be located in the urbanization of the local scale, are being implemented by the building company Villegas SL ", amounting to 2,026,534 euro award, amounting to the amount of 2,385,000 euros to the technical improvements that the contractor has offered and with an execution time 14 months.
Another major infrastructure to be developed is the construction of two-line College located in the "La Rambilica" and has an investment of more than 3,600,000 euros, to which is added the construction of the School Child The Paretón, with a budget of 600,000 euros.
Totana Mayor pointed out that they will also carry out water infrastructure such as collection of rainwater in the avenue of the cemetery or the construction of the shell of the vineyards.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto: Totana.com