The senator for the PSOE of Almería, Antonio Martínez, recently visited the works being undertaken in Sierro under the Plan de Fomento del Empleo Agrario (PFEA) and promoted by the Government of Spain. The work will mean a “vital” improvement in the different accesses to the neighbourhoods of this town, both in Puntal Street, San Antonio and the northern part of the town.
Similarly, as Martínez Rodríguez and the mayor of Sierro, Adrián de Manuel, have been able to confirm, parking spaces have been created which were “limited” in the municipality and, above all, they have highlighted the work being carried out in the public school where a play area will be created in the playground which will be very useful in winter. In addition, the interior of the classrooms is being refurbished and the façades are being aesthetically improved and will be painted.
“The works being carried out in Sierro are a real boost for the municipality and its inhabitants and are a reality due to the firm commitment of the Government of Pedro Sánchez to promote employment and to implement policies that truly settle the population in the territory,” said the Secretary of Organisation of the PSOE of Almería. For his part, Adrián de Manuel, said that the day’s work received “is an important boost for the unemployed in the municipality”. There are more than 1,200 days’ work in the various works involving an investment of more than 42,000 euros.
Over the next few months, 5,000 contracts and around 130,000 jobs will be generated in the nearly 240 projects that were approved in the last Provincial Commission of the PFEA held in the Subdelegation of the Government of Almeria. The PFEA, as Martínez Rodríguez recalled, includes 89 municipalities in Almeria and the entity of Fuente Victoria, and has established itself as “a fundamental instrument for the creation of wealth and investment through the implementation of works projects in the villages of the province threatened by depopulation and with fewer opportunities”. “The policies to settle the population in the territory must be implemented as is being carried out by the Government of Spain because today is the time to act and tomorrow could be too late,” he acknowledged and, in this sense, has urged other administrations, such as the Government of Moreno Bonilla or the Provincial Council of Almeria to “act” against depopulation and not leave it in “mere posturing”.
This year, as the Socialist senator recalled, the Spanish Government has earmarked 10.3 million euros to cover the cost of the daily wages of the workers who will be hired for the works through the State Public Employment Service (SEPE). “In total, taking into account the contributions of the other administrations, the municipalities of Almeria will receive around 15 million euros for the execution of works of general and social interest within the framework of this programme,” he said, adding that in addition to the improvement of roads and municipal buildings, work will also be carried out in rural schools, something “fundamental for settling the population in the territory where they have decided to undertake their life project”.