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The Almanzora Levante Vélez Waste Consortium will undertake a “Modernisation Plan”.

The supra-municipal body provides services to 45 municipalities.

This Monday morning a meeting was held with the participation of the Councillor for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture Sergio Arjona, the Delegate of Agriculture Aránzazu Martín Moya, the President of the Association of Municipalities Antonio Ramón Salas and the President of the Waste Consortium Almanzora Levante Vélez, Antonio Martínez Pascual.

The heads of the Almanzora Levante Vélez Consortium have held a working meeting with the Regional Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo, with the aim of “updating the future projects of the Almanzora Levante Vélez Consortium”.

According to the head of the organisation, Antonio Martínez Pascual, “the consortium is developing short and medium-term planning to comply with the precepts included in the PIRec 2030 (Integrated Waste Plan towards a Circular Economy in the 2030 horizon); trying to reflect all the aspects included in the future Circular Economy Law and in the preliminary draft of the Law on Waste and Contaminated Soil”.

Specifically, Pascual assured, “we are working on the implementation of the fifth container for the organic fraction (brown container) and its selective collection, the construction of an independent treatment line for this fraction, the automation of the sorting facilities of the CTR of Albox and the implementation of the network of clean points, fixed and mobile, which provide service to the 45 municipalities that are part of the Consortium”.

To undertake these investments, the Consortium is going to apply for the aid included in the Support Plan for the Implementation of Waste Regulations, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR), financed by the European Union (Next Generation EU).

“The Consortium intends to carry out a plan, not only of adaptation to the regulations, but also of modernisation to go hand in hand with social demands in terms of environmental protection and with the sustainability of the development of our society”, says the head of the body responsible for waste collection.

Debt reduction from 22 to 7 million

After almost 10 years of management, Antonio Martínez Pascual wanted to highlight the reduction of the debt that the Consortium held with UTE Almanzora; a historical debt which, in 2011 when Antonio Martínez Pascual became president amounted to more than 22 million euros – between financial and service debt – and which will close in 2021 at 7 million euros, “a significant reduction and which we have not burdened on the backs of taxpayers”, says Pascual.

“Thanks to the responsible and scrupulous management that has been carried out since 2011 and having reduced the debt, new investments can be undertaken for an estimated value of around 10 million euros, with the sole objective of guaranteeing a quality service to users at all times. The success of our management is there for all to see, services have been reinforced and residents’ bills have not increased. We can be satisfied with what we have achieved so far and we intend to grow”, concludes the head of the Almanzora Levante Vélez Consortium.

The Consortium’s debt has fallen from 22 million euros to 7 million euros under the management of Antonio Martínez Pascual.
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