The Minister for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, has signed several agreements with the Generalitat Valenciana and town halls in the region to promote the rehabilitation of a total of 7,158 homes in 23 municipalities.
Of these more than 7,100 homes affected by this rehabilitation, 196 are publicly owned and 6,962 are privately owned, and are located in 31 residential areas in 23 municipalities in the provinces of Castellón, Valencia and Alicante.
These agreements will allow the rehabilitation of neighbourhoods that, as Sánchez has pointed out, “need improvements that will affect the quality of life of those who inhabit them”, especially taking into account that improving the buildings and homes in these neighbourhoods is one of the objectives that are pursued, so that they can have better energy efficiency and greater well-being thanks to the aid they can obtain. “We are also committed to the fight against climate change, the reduction of non-renewable primary energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions in buildings and homes.”
On occasions, they have suffered from the expansion of spaces for private vehicles, increasing noise and pollution, and reducing the space for neighbours. “We are committed to cohesive cities and neighbourhoods of which neighbours can feel a part”, she added, also advocating “greener, more sustainable neighbourhoods, with better environments, better buildings and better homes”.
The agreement with Torrevieja Council includes the actions in the scheduled rehabilitation residential environment of “Colonia San Esteban y Torresal” where the rehabilitation of an estimated number of 740 homes is planned, all privately owned, for a first performance phase. Mitma’s contribution provided for in this agreement is 7,115,379.81 euro.
Mitma contributes more than 70% of the investment for the performances
These actions have a total investment of more than 186.1 million euro, of which Mitma will contribute more than 135.1 million, which represents more than 70% of the total, charged to the Rehabilitation Program for economic recovery and in residential settings of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR).
“This plan is the roadmap to modernise our economy and the fruit of rigorous work also in Europe, which is managing to respond to the crisis under principles of solidarity and protection that have nothing to do with what happened in previous crises. “, remarked the person in charge of Mitma during her speech.
Of the 26 agreements signed with town halls, Torrevieja will benefit, along with Alcoy, Alicante, Altea, Aspe, Elche, Petrer, and Sant Joan d’Alacant in the Alicante province.
The signing, which has been chaired by the Minister Raquel Sánchez, has been carried out in the presence of the Second Vice President and Minister of Housing Planning and Bioclimatic Architecture of the Generalitat, Héctor Illueca, and the General Secretary of the Urban Agenda and Housing, David Lucas. The act was also attended by the Government delegate in the territory, Pilar Bernabé; and the mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó.